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The Garden of Eden (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1928 (USA)
Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Milestone

Writers:

Hanns Kräly (screen version) (as Hans Kraly), Avery Hopwood (based on the play adapted by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Corinne Griffith ... Toni Lebrun
Louise Dresser ... Rosa
Lowell Sherman ... Henri D'Avril
Maude George ... Madame Bauer
Charles Ray ... Richard Dupont
Edward Martindel ... Col. Dupont
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Storyline

Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in love with the handsome Richard, but as they prepare to marry, she comes to believe he is only after the wealth accompanying her new noble status. But truth, like true love, will not be kept secret long. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

If you think you're blasé---if you believe nothing on earth can make you perk up and stare---this is the film to see! It's a fascinating folderol of fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Garten Eden See more »

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Feature Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD) | (2002 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A dream sequence running 277 feet was filmed in two-strip Technicolor and occurs near the beginning of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2002, Flicker Alley, LLC copyrighted a new version with an organ score arranged and conducted by 'Robert Israel (II)'. It was produced by Jeffery Masino and runs 79 minutes. See more »

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Good Silent
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Garden of Eden, The (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Lewis Milestone directed this film shortly after winning his Best Director Oscar (the first in history). A country girl (Corinne Griffith) goes to Budapest to become an Opera star but she soon ends up working in a sleazy nightclub where the women are exploited. This is a pretty good, if routine, early drama that features a very good performance by Griffith but the thing has one familiar act after another, which is the reason it's not a total success. The film is pretty heavy on the sexual side of things as there are a couple scenes where Griffith has to strip down. We don't see any actual nudity but the film was pretty controversial back in the day for what it does show including a strip down at the end of the film as well as her wearing a see through gown towards the start of the film. The supporting players also offer fine performances but the film tends to drag towards the end.


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