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The Torrent

Greta Garbo, making her American debut as a screen star, has everything with looks, acting ability and personality. When one is a Scandinavian and can put over a Latin characterization with sufficient power to make it most convincing, need there be any more said regarding her ability? She makes The Torrent worthwhile.

Cast:
Ricardo Cortez Greta Garbo Gertrude Olmstead Edward Connelly Martha Mattox

Greta Garbo, making her American debut as a screen star, has everything with looks, acting ability and personality. When one is a Scandinavian and can put over a Latin characterization with sufficient power to make it most convincing, need there be any more said regarding her ability? She makes The Torrent worthwhile.

The Torrent is a picturization of the Blasco Ibanez novel of the same name. It is evident that the great scene of the rush of waters was counted on to carry the picture, but a bursting dam doesn’t mean anything in a picture except as an incident. It is the story itself that carries here. The tale of the unrequited love of the little Spanish peasant girl who develops into a great operatic star will hold because of its love twist.

The Torrent

Production: Cosmopolitan/MGM. Director Monta Bell; Screenplay Dorothy Farnum, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell; Camera William Daniels; Editor Frank Sullivan; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Merrill Pye

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Available on DVD. Extract of a review from 1926. Running time: 68 MIN.

With: Ricardo Cortez Greta Garbo Gertrude Olmstead Edward Connelly Martha Mattox

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