Camille

United States, 1936

Film
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Her beauty is the stuff of Hollywood legends, her voice pure magic. Screen legend, Greta Garbo is captured at the very summit of her career. In one of the most romantic tales ever put on film, Garbo is breathtaking as the doomed courtesan whose passion for romance is equalled only by her passion for life. From her first appearance in the luxurious carriage that sweeps her off to the opera, to her last gasp in the arms of her broken hearted lover, Garbo’s performance makes an indelible impression. As Armand Duval, her ardent suitor, Robert Taylor cuts a striking figure that makes the futility of his love all the more poignant. The supporting roles are similarly cast with uncanny accuracy. Lionel Barrymore is commanding as Armand’s well-meaning father; Henry Daniell chills one’s blood with his sadistic portrayal of the Baron de Varville.

Credits

director

George Cukor

production company

Turner Entertainment

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

01:48:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39318

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sadism in moving pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Masochism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism in moving pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Masochism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

History → Courtesans

Literature → French literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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