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The Divine Woman (1928)

[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Sjöström (as Victor Seastrom)

Writers:

John Colton (titles), Dorothy Farnum | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greta Garbo ... Marianne
Lars Hanson ... Lucien
Lowell Sherman ... Henry Legrand
Polly Moran ... Mme. Pigonier
Dorothy Cumming ... Mmme. Zizi Rouck, Marianne's Mother
Johnny Mack Brown ... Jean Lery
Cesare Gravina Cesare Gravina ... Gigi
Paulette Duval ... Paulette
Jean De Briac ... Stage Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonny Loy Sonny Loy
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[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when he leaves she will find another soldier to love. They argue then embrace and, when the clock strikes midnight, he is still in her arms. Is desertion in the cards? Can the relationship survive the military demands and a soldier's obligations? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fate takes a little laundress and makes her the most famous actress in the world, along the road of romance and adventure. Based on the life of Sarah Bernhardt. A truly magnificent film. (Print Ad- Rock Rapids Review, ((Rock Rapids, Iowa)) 1 March 1928) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Is on AFI's "Lost Films" list. See more »

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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.30 (1956) See more »

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The Divine Woman is praised for being so complete in such a short amount of time, and Greta Garbo's acting is pointed out as being lighter than her acting in many of her other films.
21 August 2001 | by PrincessKimSee all my reviews

The Divine Woman, although short, is one of the most beautiful films in which I have seen Greta Garbo. The film is not as heavy as some of her other work, although there are some sad undertones. The fact that The Divine Woman is a silent film really makes the movie stand out from Miss Garbo's other movies, and because it is silent, the passion, sadness, happiness, and all other emotions of the characters shine through more than they normally would in a talking film. Since only a small portion (a few minutes) of this film are known to exist, there is added intrigue about the film, and even in its brevity, the film seems complete. This movie is one of the best of all time, especially since it is a very different type of film for Greta Garbo.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

14 January 1928 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$267,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(surviving fragment)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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