Garbo: The Signature Collection
Greta Garbo entered talkies as "Anna Christie" (1930)--based on Eugene O'Neill's play--the girl from Minnesota who tries to hide her past as a prostitute. With Charles Bickford. "Mata Hari" (1931), the famed Dutch seductress who spied for the Germans in World War I, is vividly portrayed by Garbo in a thrilling, somewhat fictionalized, biodrama. Garbo recruited ex-lover John Gilbert to co-star in "Queen Christina" (1933), about the 17th-century Swedish monarch who defied tradition, shunning an arranged marriage for true love. After starring in the 1927 silent, Garbo speaks as Tolstoy's tragic heroine "Anna Karenina" (1935). Fredric March, Basil Rathbone co-star. In a faithful version of an Alexandre Dumas fils novel, Garbo shines in "Camille" (1936) as a Parisian courtesan who falls in love with rich suitor Robert Taylor, keeping him in the dark after she's diagnosed with a terminal illness. With Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan. Ten-disc set also includes "The Temptress," "Flesh And The Devil," "The Mysterious Lady," the German-language version of "Anna Christie" (1931), "Grand Hotel," "Ninotchka," and the exclusive documentary "Garbo." 20 3/4 hrs. total.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Actress (Greta Garbo), Best Actress (Greta Garbo), Best Director (Clarence Brown), Best Cinematography
- Clarence Brown, George Cukor, George Fitzmaurice, Edmund Goulding, Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Ramon Novarro, Robert Taylor, John Gilbert, Charles Bickford, Antonio Moreno, Conrad Nagel, George F. Marion, Lars Hanson, Roy D'Arcy, Ina Claire, Ian Keith, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Albert Pollet, Bela Lugosi, Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Kent, Marie Dressler, William Orlamond, James T. Mack, Elizabeth Young... More