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Flesh and the Devil

Archival Print

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
featuring

Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson,

The attentions of a countess, Felicitas (Garbo), transform lifelong friends (John Gilbert and Lars Hanson) into bitter rivals, while the cat-and-mouse goings-on between the three parts of the triangle carry their own sophisticated ironies. Lensed by William Daniels, a master of black-and-white cinematography who shot twenty-one films with Garbo, Flesh and the Devil is a fine example of the artistic and technical heights achieved by the Hollywood silent cinema in the late 1920s. The intensity of the love scenes (more documentary than fiction) between Gilbert and Garbo made the film a box-office hit.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Benjamin F. Glazer
Cinematographer
  • William Daniels
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 112 mins
Source
  • George Eastman Museum
CINEFILES

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Greta Garbo centenary : Flesh and the devil (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2005

Flesh and the devil (program note), London Film Festival, Alexander Walker, 1982

Virgins, vamps, and flappers: the American silent movie heroine -- excerpt (book excerpt), Eden Press Women's Publications, Sumiko Higashi, 1978

Classics of the silent screen -- excerpt (book excerpt), Citadel Press, Joe Franklin, 1959

A fine romance : Flesh and the devil (program note), Wadsworth Atheneum, Rhonda Bloom

[Flesh and the devil] (book excerpt)

Four stars of the silent cinema : Flesh and the devil (program note)

Flesh and the devil (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England)

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