Garbo - The Signature Collection

Garbo - The Signature Collection

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Cast: Greta Garbo

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
It’s probably very hard for young movie fans to imagine what earlier generations saw in this alluring but enigmatic Swedish-born star of the silent and early sound eras. Greta Garbo was a striking woman and an effective actress, but even at her warmest and most outgoing she seemed remote and inaccessible. Indeed, her appeal was lost on some Depression-era audiences, to whom her smoky beauty and husky voice meant little; yet she was a great favorite of more sophisticated moviegoers, and her home studio, MGM, lavished great care on her glossy star vehicles. Warner Home Video has collected the best of them in this box set, which also includes a perceptive documentary on the legendary, reclusive actress. The films include The Temptress (1926), Flesh and the Devil (1927), The Mysterious Lady (1928), Anna Christie (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), Mata Hari (1932), Queen Christina (1933), Anna Karenina (1935), Camille (1937), and Ninotchka (1939). Each one of these films is worth buying if you’re a fan of classic Hollywood drama, but the bona fide standouts are Clarence Brown’s Flesh and the Devil, in which slinky seductress Garbo comes between old friends John Gilbert and Lars Hanson; Edmund Goulding’s Grand Hotel, an all-star offering featuring her as a lonely ballerina in a luxurious Berlin hostelry; Rouben Mamoulian’s Queen Christina, a beautifully filmed period drama that re-teams Garbo with matinee idol (and former offscreen lover) Gilbert; and Billy Wilder’s Ninotchka, which attempted -- too late -- to soften Garbo’s image by casting her as a cold, efficient Soviet functionary who warms up considerably after being exposed to happy-go-lucky playboy Melvyn Douglas in romantic Paris.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
UPC:
0012569673946
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
20:49:00

Special Features

Audio commentaries on Flesh and the Devil (by Garbo author Barry Paris, The Temptress (by Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy author Mark A. Vieira, and Mysterious Lady (by film historians Tony Maietta and Jeffrey Vance); TCM Archives: Garbo, a new feature-length documentary; a 9-minute excerpt of The Divine Woman, a lost 1928 silent; alternate ending for The Temptress; "Garbo's Silent Years at MGM" photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greta Garbo Primary Artist

Technical Credits

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Anna Christie
1. Credits [:54]
2. Ladies Entrance [5:03]
3. Letter to Chris [5:08]
4. What My Anna's Like [4:29]
5. Gimme a Whiskey [2:57]
6. My Old Man [4:33]
7. Trouble With Men [3:03]
8. Taking a Chance [7:55]
9. Old Devil Sea [6:19]
10. In the Blood [2:18]
11. Mighty Matt Burke [7:10]
12. Date With a He-Man [5:16]
13. Face From the Past [5:16]
14. Matt Proposes [1:13]
15. Father vs. Suitor [5:47]
16. A Kiss Goodbye [4:00]
17. Nobody Owns Me [4:29]
18. My Curse on You [3:47]
19. No Hard Feelings [2:59]
20. Oath of Love [3:58]
21. The Sea Shows [2:36]
Disc #1, Side B -- Anna Christie
1. Chapter 1 [:57]
2. Chapter 2 [2:22]
3. Chapter 3 [6:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:08]
5. Chapter 5 [2:45]
6. Chapter 6 [3:52]
7. Chapter 7 [2:50]
8. Chapter 8 [7:14]
9. Chapter 9 [7:30]
10. Chapter 10 [2:33]
11. Chapter 11 [6:47]
12. Chapter 12 [5:27]
13. Chapter 13 [5:19]
14. Chapter 14 [1:17]
15. Chapter 15 [5:46]
16. Chapter 16 [3:51]
17. Chapter 17 [3:47]
18. Chapter 18 [3:09]
19. Chapter 19 [4:10]
20. Chapter 20 [4:50]
21. Chapter 21 [:40]
Disc #2 -- Anna Karenina
1. Credits [1:09]
2. Russian Revelry [3:40]
3. Drinking and Bathing [3:07]
4. Train Station [3:27]
5. Family Affairs [5:42]
6. The Ball [4:51]
7. The Mazurka [3:24]
8. Fellow Passengers [2:43]
9. Family Reunion [4:36]
10. Gossip and Guilt [3:41]
11. Will You Always? [2:54]
12. For Appearance's Sake [2:36]
13. Messages to Vronsky [3:08]
14. For Love of Anna [2:39]
15. Fallen Rider [2:48]
16. At What Cost? [3:24]
17. Go Away With Me [2:42]
18. Punished [3:31]
19. Your Mother Is Dead [2:43]
20. Brazen Outsiders [3:51]
21. Spectacle at the Opera [5:15]
22. Visiting Sergei [4:48]
23. Unbearable Truth [5:05]
24. Penalty [5:29]
25. Train Departures [3:17]
26. Forgiven [1:13]
27. Cast List [:45]
Disc #3 -- Camille
1. Credits [2:01]
2. Arrangements [4:21]
3. Mixed Messages [3:46]
4. Mistaken Identity [4:10]
5. The Baron's Attention [2:14]
6. Heart Bigger Than Her Purse [4:41]
7. A Copy of Manon Lescaut [2:45]
8. Birthday Party [4:40]
9. Killing Herself [2:42]
10. Unexpected Visitor [2:45]
11. Safer Apart [5:40]
12. Come to the Country [3:50]
13. Parting Payoff [5:44]
14. Morning Glow [4:11]
15. Perfect Wedding [5:02]
16. Lovers Vow [4:58]
17. Father's Plea [2:56]
18. Hearts Not of Our Making [9:42]
19. Dropped Fan [5:27]
20. As a Woman Deserves [4:21]
21. The Duel [4:56]
22. Bad Times [:53]
23. Gaston's Aid [3:46]
24. Armand By Her Side [5:45]
25. Love Unstained [5:16]
1. Credits and Foreword [1:47]
2. Lady of the Camelias [4:35]
3. Marguerite's Party [5:58]
4. Taken Ill [3:59]
5. Love Flowers [5:25]
6. Manon Lescaut [6:25]
7. No Place in This House [3:07]
8. Armand's Father [11:10]
9. Empty House [2:52]
10. Broken Bank and Broken Heart [5:36]
11. Through Forever [5:52]
12. Creditors Descend [9:21]
13. Let Me Sleep [3:35]
Disc #4 -- Garbo
1. A Life Apart [2:43]
2. To Catch a Glimpse [2:05]
3. Feeling of Home [3:10]
4. Acting; Mauritz Stiller [4:29]
5. New York to Hollywood [5:12]
6. Soft Focus [4:06]
7. John Gilbert; Flesh and the Devil [6:00]
8. Love [3:13]
9. Behind the Eye [2:40]
10. Luminous [3:20]
11. Public Glare [2:33]
12. Transition to Sound [2:58]
13. Garbo Talks [2:34]
14. Grand Hotel [5:20]
15. Queen Christina [7:15]
16. Anna Karenina and Camille [3:58]
17. Catch Me if You Can [2:32]
18. Sexual Fantasy [4:15]
19. From Poison to Ninotchka [3:49]
20. Bowing Out [2:34]
21. Real Person [4:11]
22. Hermit About Town [3:00]
23. Final Footage [2:17]
24. End Credits [1:11]
Disc #5 -- Grand Hotel
1. Credits [1:38]
2. Phone Activity [3:22]
3. Nothing to Conceal [2:33]
4. An Expensive Room [4:04]
5. Flirting With Flaemmchen [5:04]
6. Kringelein's Invitation [2:49]
7. Grusinskaya Emerges [6:23]
8. Nasty Man [2:33]
9. Manchester's Out [3:18]
10. Thief in the Night [2:56]
11. Dancer's Despair [4:28]
12. Someone Who Could Love You [3:33]
13. Drunken Return [2:46]
14. Heated Negotiations [3:40]
15. Thief and Lover [4:21]
16. Positively Radiant [4:07]
17. Deal Off...And On [5:58]
18. The Real Thing [3:24]
19. His Own Master [6:10]
20. Gambles Ahead [5:25]
21. All the Luck [4:11]
22. The Greater Need [3:06]
23. In for the Night [3:46]
24. Nothing Hanging Over [2:31]
25. Caught in the Act [3:06]
26. Murder in 166 [3:13]
27. No Answer [2:42]
28. Departures [2:49]
29. Good-Time Companions [3:43]
30. The Baron Has Gone [2:04]
31. A Child Has Come [1:55]
32. Nothing Ever Happens [:44]
Disc #6 -- Mata Hari
1. Credits [:51]
2. Firing Squad [3:27]
3. Mat Hari's Dance [3:49]
4. Military in Her Thrall [5:40]
5. Pavilion Intrigue [2:16]
6. Andriani Insists [4:06]
7. Bedtime [3:12]
8. Last Night's Fool [2:23]
9. Her Well-Known Secret [5:09]
10. Insolent Interloper [3:46]
11. Evasive Maneuvers [3:30]
12. Love Comes First [5:30]
13. Stolen Secrets [2:15]
14. Gone in the Morning [3:50]
15. Dispensing With Carlotta [4:21]
16. We Older Men [2:54]
17. Drivern to Kill [5:18]
18. Go Now, Alexis [3:45]
19. Only Way to Resign [2:47]
20. Eyes for Alexis [4:57]
21. Sentenced to Die [5:00]
22. Honest Love [3:43]
23. Last Embrace [2:39]
24. Goodbye, My Beloved [3:16]
Disc #7 -- Ninotchka
1. Credits [1:17]
2. Contradict Lenin? [3:52]
3. Swana's Jewels [4:58]
4. French Matters [4:10]
5. Lunch Traffic [3:12]
6. Lady Comrade [3:21]
7. Taking Charge [3:29]
8. Suppress It [3:33]
9. Eiffel Tower View [3:22]
10. Chemically Sympathetic [3:41]
11. Talkative at Midnight [3:01]
12. Fight Me Tomorrow [2:20]
13. Natural Element [3:36]
14. Falling Down Funny [5:37]
15. Bring Back Change [3:29]
16. Mutual Influences [3:47]
17. Woman in the Drawer [3:41]
18. When Litigants Meet [5:44]
19. Speechless [3:03]
20. Powder Room Propaganda [2:18]
21. Ninotchka the Great [5:25]
22. Swana's Proposition [5:35]
23. Goodbye Darling [2:41]
24. The Late Leon [2:57]
25. No Visa [2:16]
26. Underwar Commotion [5:01]
27. Reunion Omelet [3:48]
28. Letter From Paris [2:24]
29. Do Your Duty [2:56]
30. Our Russia [2:55]
31. Good of My Country [1:55]
32. Unfair; Cast List [:42]
Disc #8 -- Queen Christina
1. Credits [:50]
2. Young Christina [3:49]
3. They Clamor [3:01]
4. Peacemaker [4:45]
5. Wakeup Callers [4:08]
6. Cramped With Duty [4:30]
7. Smile Through Disappointment [3:33]
8. Tip From a Wayfarer [2:52]
9. Best Room at the Inn [2:42]
10. Love's Illusions [6:26]
11. Room Sharers [3:30]
12. Undressing; Chocolate [4:42]
13. Memorizing the Room [4:29]
14. We'll Meet Again [3:22]
15. Warm Consideration at Court [6:05]
16. Friendly Warning [2:05]
17. Wanting Her Room Back [2:57]
18. Agitating the Mob [3:34]
19. I Shall Not Submit [2:39]
20. Long Live the Queen [3:20]
21. Personal Protection [4:52]
22. Heritage of Duty [3:38]
23. My Abdication [4:15]
24. Off Comes the Crown [3:08]
25. Duel on the Frontier [3:33]
26. We Sail With the Wind [4:27]
27. Facing Her Destiny [1:44]
Disc #9 -- Flesh and the Devil
1. Credits [1:36]
2. Reveille [6:15]
3. Yard Duty; Furlough [3:43]
4. At First Sight [1:34]
5. Isle of Friendship [5:20]
6. Halewitz Castle [2:31]
7. Stoltenhof Soiree; the Waltz [5:37]
8. Love's Glow [5:42]
9. Three's a Crowd [5:25]
10. Duel at Dawn; the Promise [7:53]
11. Ulrich Calls [3:42]
12. That Name, That Face [2:11]
13. Countess Eltz [4:07]
14. Separate Ways; Temptation [3:42]
15. To Friendship; Reunion [6:31]
16. Sermon; Communion [7:13]
17. Cold Water, Warm Hearts [7:06]
18. Unpacked and Unwilling [9:49]
19. "What are You Doing Here?" [7:32]
20. Hertha's Prayer [3:35]
21. Reluctant Duelist [5:22]
22. Thin Ice; a Veil Lifted [1:29]
23. End Credits [3:22]
Disc #10, Side A -- The Mysterious Lady
1. Credits [1:07]
2. Night in Vienna [2:42]
3. Opera Lovers [6:02]
4. Coffee or Cognac? [12:17]
5. The Day After [6:08]
6. She's a Spy [3:33]
7. Railcar Rendezvous [6:32]
8. Treason; Alexandroff's Home [6:53]
9. Karl's Escape; the Pianist [6:33]
10. Room 12; Tania's Song [7:31]
11. Love and Suspicion [8:09]
12. Hidden Message [8:20]
13. Proof [3:46]
14. Master and Pupil [5:27]
15. Dead Man's Lap [2:41]
16. Away Together; Mr. and Mrs. [1:29]
Disc #10, Side B -- The Temptress
1. Credits [1:08]
2. Costume Ball [2:37]
3. Behind the Masks [5:28]
4. Dawn of Love [2:58]
5. Marquis... and Marquise [6:32]
6. Fontenoy's Dinner Party [4:57]
7. Banner Headlines; Jewels [3:30]
8. Robledo's Departure [3:06]
9. The Argentine [7:02]
10. Manos Duras [4:31]
11. Unexpected Guests [6:05]
12. Dinner Attire [3:47]
13. Serenade [4:23]
14. Bullwhip Duel [6:15]
15. Comfort and Contempt [3:18]
16. No Happiness [5:02]
17. Offer Refused [4:17]
18. Fiesta; Deadly Blades [6:33]
19. Dam Destroyed [4:52]
20. Heroic Efforts [5:51]
21. From Hatred to Love [4:57]
22. Six Years Later [5:57]
23. Elena's Vision [2:07]
24. End Credits [:35]

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