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SUBJECTS

Fathers and daughters -- Drama, O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 -- Film and video adaptations, Sailors -- Drama, Single women -- Drama

Anna Christie

featuring

Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler,

In 1930, Garbo’s voice, heard for the first time in the role of Eugene O’Neill’s tragic heroine, was news in itself; director Clarence Brown made his own excellent use of The Voice by retaining the monologue-like nature of the role. Garbo was well cast as the Swedish girl who makes her way as a prostitute until she returns to her father’s fishing barge, falls in love with a seaman (Charles Bickford), and then must pay for her “past.” Brown creates an effective, theatrical atmosphere, relying on the enclosed settings of barroom and barge to frame some superior characterizations—notably, Marie Dressler as an aging waterfront denizen and George F. Marion as the sentimental old father.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Frances Marion
Based On
  • the play by Eugene O’Neill

Cinematographer
  • William Daniels
Language
  • English
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 90 mins
Source
  • Warner Bros. Classics
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Anna Christie (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2005

Anna Christie (program note), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, James Card, 1973

Garbo (program note), Film Society of Lincoln Center, 1968

Anna Christie (review), Variety, Robert J. Landry, 1930

Anna Christie (synopsis)

Anna Christie (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England)

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