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Garbo, Greta 1905-1990

Works: 526 works in 1,618 publications in 14 languages and 27,698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Silent films  Documentary films  History  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Other, Collector, Singer, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2778.G3, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Greta Garbo
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Most widely held works by Greta Garbo
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

89 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

84 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

68 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure
Anna Karénina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

70 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina, dutiful wife and doting mother, knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets ardent Count Vronsky. For him, she throws away marriage, family, social position and finally her life
Queen Christina by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

47 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who shocked all of Europe when she relinquished her throne for love
Anna Christie by Clarence Brown( Visual )

36 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished
Mata Hari by Geo Fitzmaurice( Visual )

46 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mata Hari, the dancer-turned-German secret agent in a wartime Paris seething with secrets and betrayal. With the world at war, love was her weapon. The only men she couldn' t seduce were the 12 in the firing squad that ended her life
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

97 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic account of economic and moral decay that focuses on the problems of the inhabitants of a street in decadent post World War I Vienna. Garbo plays a professor's daughter whose family security has been shattered by inflation and must now consider working in a brothel to keep her family from starving
Conversations with Greta Garbo by Sven Broman( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking with Garbo : conversations and recollections by Raymond W Daum( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Daum first met Greta Garbo at a New Year's Day party in 1963, the death of a mutual friend brought them together again, and marked the beginning of a friendship that would last nearly two decades. The author's reminiscences, linked by an anecdotal biography of this ever-fascinating figure, drawing on original interviews with people who knew her and archival material that had never before been published to create an affectionate and unforgettable portrait of Greta Garbo
The Garbo silents collection( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of "a vamp who destroys the lives of men who cannot resist her charms."
Gösta Berlings saga The saga of Gösta Berling by Mauritz Stiller( Visual )

33 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around the defrocked priest, Gösta Berling, and his life and relationships with the people of Ekeby Manor and Värmland
Flesh and the devil by Clarence Brown( Visual )

24 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men, best friends from childhood, are on leave from military school when one of them (Leo) falls for the wife of a high-ranking military officer. When the woman's husband confronts them, Leo kills him. As punishment, Leo is banished. Meanwhile his friend (Ulrich) marries the woman (Felicitas). When Leo returns home after three years and finds his best friend has married his girl, he challenges Ulrich to a duel. On her way to prevent the duel, Felicitas falls through the ice and drowns. But the two friends have decided not to go through with the duel. Their friendship for each other is stronger than their love for the woman
Conquest by Clarence Brown( Visual )

24 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical portrayal of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer) from 1807 through 1815 and his romantic involvement with Polish Countess Marie Walewska (Greta Gabor), who bore him a son, Alexandre (Scotty Beckett), and the eventual parting of their relationship. The story begins in Poland in 1807 and continues through the departure of Napoleon from France in 1815
Two-faced woman by George Cukor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final film of Garbo's career is a romantic romp about a ski instructor who masquerades as her own vampy twin sister in order to win back her wavering husband
Wild orchids by Sidney Franklin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a business trip with her husband to Java, Lillie falls for the handsome Prince de Gace. When her husband learns of his wife's liaison, the film moves to its suspenseful climax: a tiger hunt charged with conflicting emotions of love, betrayal and revenge
That's entertainment!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of popular dance and song numbers from the Golden Age of the MGM musicals including scenes and numbers cut from their original films
The kiss by Jacques Feyder( Visual )

14 editions published between 1929 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene is unhappily married to an older businessman and is terrified of her husband's jealousy and anger. She is very much in love with a handsome young lawyer who decides to stop seeing her so that he does not add to her unhappiness by ruining her marriage. She then spends her time with a young family friend who has a crush on her. An innocent kiss goodbye as he leaves for college leads to tragedy
Susan Lenox (her fall and rise)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farm girl, forced to mary a brutish neighbor, runs away and into the arms of an engineer. Fate drives the lovers apart
The Painted veil( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays the neglected wife of a busy doctor working in China. After she has an affair with a handsome diplomat, her jealous husband forces her to accompany him to an area where there is a cholera epidemic. While he hopes that both of them will die, instead they rebuild their marriage
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.23 for Grand Hote ... to 0.58 for Greta and ...)

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Alternative Names
Garbo, Greta

Garbo, Greta 1905-

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo actrice suédoise

Greta Garbo actriz nacida en Suecia

Greta Garbo aktorka szwedzka

Greta Garbo attrice svedese

Greta Garbo schwedische Filmschauspielerin

Greta Garbo Sueko nga aktres

Greta Garbo svensk skådespelare

Greta Garbo svensk skodespelar

Greta Garbo svensk skuespiller

Greta Garbo Zweeds actrice

Greta Garbu

Gustafsson, Greta 1905-1990

Gustafsson, Greta Louisa 1905-1990

Gustafsson, Greta Lovisa

Gustafsson Greta Lovisa 1905-1990

Margarita Garbo

Qreta Qarbo

Γκρέτα Γκάρμπο

Γκρέτα Γκάρμπο 1905-1990

Грета Гарбо 1905-1990

Грета Гарбо шведская и американская киноактриса

Грэта Гарба

Грэта Гарбу

Густафсон Г. Л. 1905-1990

Ґрета Ґарбо 1905-1990

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גרטה גרבו

جريتا جاربو

گرتا گاربو بازیگر و معمار سوئدی

গ্রেটা গার্বো

เกรทา การ์โบ

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გრეტა გარბო

그레타 가르보

ガルボ, グレタ 1905-1990



NinotchkaAnna KaréninaAnna ChristieThe Garbo silents collectionFlesh and the devilLoving Garbo : the story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Mercedes de AcostaGreta Garbo : a life apart