Larry Blake is growing a bit blase about his outdoorsy bride Karin (Greta Garbo). So Karin masquerades as her temptress twin, suggestively purring "I'm partial to the indoor life" in a bid to pique her husband's romantic attention!
Larry Blake (Melvyn Douglas) is growing a bit blase about his outdoorsy bride Karin (Greta Garbo). So Karin masquerades as her temptress twin, suggestively purring "I'm partial to the indoor life" in a bid to pique her husband's romantic attention - and the sophisticated fun begins! Viewers willing to suspend their disbelief (who could weary of Garbo?) are in for a double dose of the divine in the great star's final film, a romantic comedy that reunites her with her Ninotchka leading man Douglas and Camille director George Cukor. Exquisitely gowned, Garbo is obviously having a ball as the faux femme fatale, especially in a sexy south-of-the-border dance sequence that's a lot more Latin Bombshell than Swedish Sphinx.
Silent-screen diva Greta Garbo stars in this lighthearted comedy about mistaken identity in her 27th, and last, film. Excellent bits of farce pepper the film, which has often been criticized for miscasting Garbo in a comedy in order to make her accessible to American audiences; MGM's publicity machine clamored that their star played a dual role, swam, skiied, and even wrestled. Garbo did all that as Karin Borg, a ski instructor who gives lessons to gentlemanly playboy Larry Blake (Melvyn Douglas) and ends up marrying him. Soon after, however, she realizes that he has a sophisticated mistress of long-standing; becoming fearful that he will stray again, Karin devises a plan to keep him. The film had a hard time with the morality censors who criticized its attitudes toward marriage.
A beautiful ski instructor masquerades as her own vampy twin sister to win back her fidelity-impaired husband in this George Cukor comedy starring silent-screen actress Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas.
This was Greta Garbo's last film.
Cukor went ahead with shooting before the script was finished.
The film ran into trouble with censors; the National Legion of Decency classified it a condemned films. In the face of the controversy, MGM panicked and temporarily withdrew the film from distribution.
The story was also made earlier, in 1925, as HER SISTER FROM PARIS.
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