There is no real plot in this little short, who was made only as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The main plot line is that Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, ... See full summary »
This home movie version of Camille features such a stunning array of actors (Charles Chaplin, Paul Robeson, Yvonne Printemps, Aileen Pringle, Ethel Barrymore), performers (Chauncey Olcott, Serge Kousevitzky), artists (Georges Lepape, Charles G Shaw), writers (Sinclair Lewis, Somerset Maugham), and oddballs (the rest!) that it is difficult to take your eyes off the screen for a second, wondering who you might miss! It is loosely based on 'La Dame aux Camelias', but you wouldn't really know it. But for the historic and curiosity value - even lawyer Clarence Darrow makes an appearance - it is worth seeing once.
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