You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Romance

When Garbo gargles on the low ones it's hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way.

With:
Greta Garbo Lewis Stone Gavin Gordon Elliott Nugent Florence Lake

When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way.

Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily been overacted. A French opera star with a past falls in love with a holy and wealthy young American preacher – in America. Her rep is generally known but the boy love laughs that off. The uncle of the good girl the preacher-boy is to wed was himself the French woman’s ex-master.

Though the story occurs in the 1860s, action starts and finishes with a prolog and epilog, on a modern New Year’s eve. An old bishop, who was Garbo’s lover those years ago, is telling his grandson about it.

Romance

Production: M-G-M. Director Clarence Brown; Screenplay Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer; Editor Hugh Wynn, Leslie F. Wilder; Art Director Cedric Gibbons

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1930. Running time: 76 MIN.

With: Greta Garbo Lewis Stone Gavin Gordon Elliott Nugent Florence Lake

More Film

  • BondIt Media Capital

    BondIt Media Capital Closes $20 Million Credit Facility (EXCLUSIVE)

    When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way. Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily […]

  • Brookings Institution presents "The Life She

    Brookings Institution Doc Puts a Human Face on the Medical Marijuana Movement

    When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way. Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily […]

  • Playback Podcast: Aaron Katz on 'Gemini'

    Playback: Aaron Katz on 'Gemini' and the Erosion of Mid-Budget Studio Filmmaking

    When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way. Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily […]

  • The Equalizer 2 trailer

    Denzel Washington Is Back in Action in 'Equalizer 2' Trailer

    When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way. Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily […]

  • Robert Redford

    Robert Redford's 'The Old Man and the Gun' Lands Awards-Season Opening

    When Garbo gargles on the low ones it’s hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is Garbo all the way. Director Clarence Brown again uses her very nicely in a part that might have easily […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content