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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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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 »

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Drama | Romance

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The original Broadway production of "Starlight" on which the screenplay was based was written by Gladys Unger, opened at the Broadhurst Theater on March 3, 1925 and ran for 71 performances. See more »

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Referenced in Victor Seastrom (1981) See more »

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2 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Divine Woman, The (1928)

This film is sadly lost but there are nine minutes available for viewing and these sometimes turn up on Turner Classic Movies. The nine minutes available have a soldier (Lars Hanson) getting ready to leave for war but first stops by to see the woman (Greta Garbo) he loves. Being a Sjostrom/Garbo teaming you know film buffs everywhere would love for a complete print to turn up but I'd rather have these nine minutes than nothing at all. There's not too much we can really tell from such a short section of a movie but I would say that you could view this as a one-reeler and it would be very entertaining. Both Garbo and Hanson appear to be in fine form and there's a nice visual style as well. I'm not sure what the history is behind this film or how this one fragment is still available but the quality is very nice so hopefully the rest will turn up at some point.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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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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