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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The film takes place in 1917. 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
[taunting General Shubin over Mata Hari's assignation with Rosanoff
We older men merely furnish the soft lights and champagne... the mood, as it were. Youth whistles, and we... we spend the rest of the evening reading a book.
Music by Sydney Baynes See more