In a masterpiece of set design and art decoration, director Edmund Goulding creates an atmosphere at once intensely realistic and allegorical. The claustrophobic picture of European grandeur in its last, pre-fascist gasps is enhanced by the ensemble cast: Greta Garbo as a world-weary prima donna; Joan Crawford as a sensuous stenographer with an eye on Wallace Beery’s pocketbook; Lionel Barrymore as a bookkeeper exploring the potentials of his terminal illness; and John Barrymore as a roguish baron who lightens Garbo’s load for a brief moment. Love, greed, death, cynicism—not in that order—intermingle freely within the rooms of the Grand Hotel, Berlin.
- Vicki Baum
- Hans Kräly
- William A. Drake
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Grand hotel (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2005
Grand hotel (other), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy Film Archive, 1987
Grand hotel (program note), Dryden Theater, 1969
Garbo (program note), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1968
Grand hotel (program note), Film Circle, 1958
Grand hotel (distributor materials)
Grand hotel (synopsis)
The films of Greta Garbo -- excerpt (book excerpt)
[Grand hotel] (article)
Grand hotel (program note)
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