Camille (1936) screens Friday April 27th at 7:30 at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood) as part of its St. Louis Earth Day Film Series. This is a Free screening and is co-sponsored by Opera Theater of Saint Louis. A post-film question and answer session will be lead by Cliff Froehlich, executive director, Cinema St. Louis
One of Greta Garbo’s best performances on-screen (especially the ending) can be witnessed in the essential romance drama Camille (1936). She plays Marguerite Gautier, a kept woman (by Henry Daniell) that falls in love with another a young admirer played by the dashing Robert Taylor. Lionel Barrymore plays Taylor’s stern father; Jessie Ralph (among others) also appears. Directed by George Cukor it’s based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas’s son and features a screenplay by Zoe Akins Frances Marion and James Hilton.