Garbo Talks

Overview

This bittersweet comedy is, among many other things, a tour de force for the marvelous Anne Bancroft. The star is cast as Estelle Rolfe, an unconventional divorcee who resides in New York, in close proximity to her grown son Gilbert Ron Silver and his wife Lisa Carrie Fisher. Though his wife yearns to move back to her home state of California, Gilbert cannot quite cut the silver cord that binds him to his mother. Upon learning that Estelle is dying, her dutiful son offers to honor her last request to meet the ...
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Overview

This bittersweet comedy is, among many other things, a tour de force for the marvelous Anne Bancroft. The star is cast as Estelle Rolfe, an unconventional divorcee who resides in New York, in close proximity to her grown son Gilbert Ron Silver and his wife Lisa Carrie Fisher. Though his wife yearns to move back to her home state of California, Gilbert cannot quite cut the silver cord that binds him to his mother. Upon learning that Estelle is dying, her dutiful son offers to honor her last request to meet the reclusive actress Greta Garbo. The rest of the film plays wonderful variations on this theme, involving such peripheral characters as a gay Garbo fan Harvey Fierstein, an elderly Shakespearean actress Hermione Gingold, a "female Joe Papp" director Denny Dillon, and an ageing papparazzi Howard Da Silva. Without giving away the ending, it is worth noting that the divine Garbo shows up in the person of playwright/lyricist/ performer Betty Comden.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2011
  • UPC: 883904219354
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,822

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Bancroft Estelle Rolfe
Ron Silver Gilbert Rolfe
Carrie Fisher Lisa Rolfe
Catherine Hicks Jane Mortimer
Steven Hill Walter Rolfe
Howard Da Silva Angelo Dokakis
Max Alexander Roger Kellerman
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Tony di Benedetto Construction Worker
Stephen Burks Black Officer
Betty Comden Garbo
Roderick Cook Von Klammer
Ed Crowley Mr. Goldhammer
Leila Danette Augusta
Nadine Darling Flea Market Saleslady
Denny Dillon Elaine
Harvey Fierstein Bernie Whitlock
Anne Gartlan Garbo Maid
Hermione Gingold Elizabeth Rennick
Adolph Green Himself
Peter Gumeny Arresting Officer
Burtt Harris Construction Worker
Michael Lombard Mr. Morganelli
Dorothy Loudon Sonya Apollinar
Harry Madsen Delivery Man
Mary McDonnell Lady Capulet
Court Miller "Romeo and Juliet" Director
Mervyn Nelson Movie Shop Owner
Antonia Rey Puerto Rican Nurse
John Ring Garbo Doorman
Jose Santana Sanchez/Orderly
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Himself
Karen Shallo Harriet
Richard B. Shull Shepard Plotkin
Alice Spivak Claire Rolfe
Maurice Sterman Dr. Cohen
Nina Zoe Garbo
Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
Cy Coleman Score Composer
Larry Grusin Screenwriter
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
Phil Smith Set Decoration/Design
Jennifer Ogden Associate Producer, Producer, Production Manager
Alan Hopkins Asst. Director
Andrew Mondshein Editor
Burtt Harris Producer
Elliott Kastner Producer
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
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