Inspiration

Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real.

With:
Greta Garbo Robert Montgomery Lewis Stone Marjorie Rambeau Judith Vosselli Beryl Mercer

Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real.

What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice boy from the country in this picture can happen to any other pair similarly situated. This model is introduced rather tritely as the town toast amongst the artistic set. She’s the inspiration for the latest successful works of an artist, a sculptor, a composer and a writer, and even that flattery doesn’t seem undue. The introduction is at a party in a home that looks like Roseland ballroom.

After the model completes the meeting the nice boy takes her home. They fall in love. Her past then becomes and remains the issue until the finish.

Robert Montgomery is an excellent nice boy. Lewis Stone and Marjorie Rambeau are also outstanding.

Inspiration

Production: M-G-M. Director Clarence Brown; Screenplay Gene Markey; Camera William Daniels; Editor Conrad A. Nervig

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1931. Running time: 73 MIN.

With: Greta Garbo Robert Montgomery Lewis Stone Marjorie Rambeau Judith Vosselli Beryl Mercer

More Film

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • 'Ideal Home' Review: Steve Coogan, Paul

    Film Review: 'Ideal Home'

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • 'Calibre' Review: A Terrific, Intensely Terrifying

    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • CHRIS PRATT stars as Owen in

    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    Garbo has never looked nor played better than in this suitable assignment. Replete with heavy love stuff, she plays it easily and convincingly, even contributing a sparkling brief bit of light comedy, and often helping long passages of awkward dialog to sound almost real. What happens to the free-wheeling Parisian artist’s model and the nice […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content