During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.
WHWN MATA HARI DANCED! Here is Greta Garbo's greatest picture---a romance based on the true life story of the exotic woman spy, Mata Hari. Truly all-star, this production will leave in mind and heart the memory of an unforgettable thrill! (original herald)
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26 December 1931 (USA)
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Gross USA: $931,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,227,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?
Mata Hari performed in the last show of her career March 13, 1915. The real name of the character played by Ramon Navarro was Vadim Maslov, a Russian pilot. His plane was shot down and lost his eyesight in both eyes. During the trial a deeply embittered Maslov refused the testify for her and told her he couldn't care less if she were convicted or not. See more
Towards the climax of the film, when Mata Hari confronts General Shubin, she is wearing a ring on her left ring finger. She hurries out of the room, and moments later she encounters Rosanoff. He takes her by the hand and the ring is no longer there. See more
General Serge Shubin
Gay? With DiSignac? Is that necessary?
Why not? He's very attractive.
Referenced in Black Book
Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6
Music by Franz Schubert
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