Garbo, Greta 1905-1990
Most widely held works about Greta Garbo
Most widely held works by Greta Garbo
Ninotchka ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 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).
Grand hotel ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal.
Anna Karenina ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 972 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.
Camille ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 804 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.
Queen Christina ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain.
Conversations with Greta Garbo by Sven Broman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Anna Christie ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and German and held by 671 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.
Grand Hotel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them.
Walking with Garbo : conversations and recollections by Raymond W Daum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Mata Hari ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 432 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 Garbo silents collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Flesh and the devil: Best friends love the same woman and ultimately resort to a duel. The mysterious lady: Garbo plays an alluring Russian spy who falls in love with her "target." The temptress: An unhappy wife (Elena) falls in love with a Spanish engineer (Robledo). When it is revealed that Elena is not only married, but has also been the mistress of a banker (Fontenoy), Robledo returns to South America. Subsequently, Elena and her husband (the Marquis) also go to South America. Years later Robledo returns to Paris and runs into Elena who does not seem to recognize him. Elena has become a pathetic drunkard who is apparently beyond Robledo's help.
Camille ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 285 libraries worldwide
A Parisian courtesan and a young law student fall in love and forsake their former lives.
Garbo, a life by Greta Garbo ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
The joyless street ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and German and held by 226 libraries worldwide
A drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of the inflation-ridden, postwar Vienna.
Grand hotel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Berlin's mythical Grand Hotel, whose patrons glitter with the same cold brilliance as the art-deco trappings that surround them, is the scene where the lives of various guests become intertwined.
Flesh and the devil ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Best friends love the same woman and resort to a duel.
Die freudlose Gasse ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of inflation-ridden, post-World-War-I Vienna.
Mata Hari ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life of the famous World War I spy.
Gösta Berlings saga The saga of Gösta Berling ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Gösta Berling, a defrocked priest , encounters a series of adventures and loves in his tumultuous journey to redemption. Along the way, he encounters the beautiful Elisabeth, played by Greta Garbo in her first major screen role.--Container
That's entertainment. Part II ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
A celebration of show-stopping music, dance and comedy with a cast of superstars.
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