Romance (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
As an Italian opera diva, Greta Garbo is luminous, haunting, desirable, mysterious and transcendentally lovely. She personifies romance for both an aging millionaire and a boyish rector caught in the tortured throes of a forbidden love.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 11, 2011
- Originally Released: 1930
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Lewis Stone & Greta Garbo|
|Performer:||Gavin Gordon, Elliott Nugent, Florence Lake, Clara Blandick, Henry Armetta, Mathilde Comont & Countess De Liguoro|
|Directed by||Clarence Brown|
|Edited by||Leslie Wilder & Hugh Wynn|
|Written by||Edwin Justus Mayer, Bess Meredyth & Edward Sheldon|
|Cinematography by||William H. Daniels|
Description by OLDIES.com:
As an Italian opera diva, Greta Garbo is luminous, haunting, desirable, mysterious and transcendentally lovely. No wonder she personifies romance for both an aging millionaire (Lewis Stone) and a boyish rector (Gavin Gordon) caught in the tortured throes of a forbidden love. Garbo followed up her smash talkie debut Anna Christie with this tale of a woman whose tender relationship with the younger clergyman is crushed by her remorse over her illicit affair with the wealthy rou?. Suffused with glamour and ardent emotion, Romance earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Garbo and a Best Director nod for Clarence Brown, who guided his leading lady in several classic pictures, including Anna Christie and Anna Karenina.
A young man of the cloth falls for a famous European soprano is this romantic melodrama set in early New York. Told in a series of flashbacks, ROMANCE stars Gavin Gordon as aging bishop Thomas Armstrong, who remembers his passionate and ill-fated romance with the luminous diva Madame Rita Cavallini (Greta Garbo) when his young grandson admits his desire for a young actress. Thomas, a well-born bishop-to-be, is instantly smitten with the luminous diva (Greta Garbo) when she appears at his uncle's mansion for a ball. Ignoring the whispers of her scandalous reputation, Armstrong enters into an idyllic romance with the opera singer--despite his family's disapproval. Their plans for marriage are shaken, however, when Armstrong discovers that his uncle (Lewis Stone) is Cavallini's ex-lover. Based on the play SIGNORA CACILINI by Edward Sheldon, this sentimental romance features a glamourous performance from the great Greta Garbo as the passionate diva.
Diva Madame Cavallini tries to hide her worldly past now that she is in love with a devote young clergyman. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Director, Best Actress--Greta Garbo.
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