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Garbo Talks (1984) Poster

(1984)

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Betty Comden was hired to play Garbo at the end of the film because the producers were sure that the real Garbo either could not be located or would flatly turn them down. They did try however, a known associate of Greta Garbo's. He was located and was asked to ask the great actress if she would appear in the film, but the associate never responded back. That is Comden we see in the film.
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The film's title is taken from the famous Tinseltown Old Hollywood expression "Garbo Talks" which recognized the significant time that silent film star Greta Garbo was first heard speaking in the talkie Anna Christie (1930) which was a filmed adaptation from the stage play by Eugene O'Neill. The picture was promoted with the slogan tagline GARBO TALKS!.
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Final cinema movie of actor Howard Da Silva.
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Final film and television credit of actress Hermione Gingold.
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The second film in which Anne Bancroft and Steven Hill play a married, or once married couple, the first being the The Slender Thread (1965).
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The medical disease that Estelle Rolfe (Anne Bancroft) was dying of was brain cancer with a brain tumor.
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Debut cinema movie as an actor of playwright-performer Harvey Fierstein.
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The number of silent films that in real life that actress Greta Garbo appeared in before Garbo first talked in Anna Christie (1930), her first sound film, was seventeen.
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Debut cinema movie of veteran singer, actress and entertainer Dorothy Loudon who made her first ever theatrical feature film appearance in this picture at around the age of fifty-nine years.
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The name of the medical facility that Estelle Rolfe (Anne Bancroft) was a patient in was the New York Hospital in Manhattan.
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The film was able to garner a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Anne Bancroft, the movie's only major nod, but Bancroft lost out to Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984).
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The name of the stage play in the park that veteran Shakespearean actress Elizabeth Rennick (Hermione Gingold) was appearing as a nurse in was William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
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Although they shared no scenes in this film, Anne Bancroft and Harvey Fierstein went on to play mother and son in Torch Song Trilogy (1988).
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First of two collaborations of actor Harvey Fierstein and legendary screen actress Anne Bancroft. The films are Garbo Talks (1984) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988).
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Part of a run of mid-1980s box-office flops for the film's director Sidney Lumet which also included Power (1986) and The Morning After (1986).
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Harvey Fierstein: The Broadway playwright as Greta Garbo fan Bernie Whitlock.
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Greta Garbo: Uncredited, as herself, in archive footage.
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