Camille (1936 film)


Camille (1936 film)

Infobox Film
name = Camille


caption = Theatrical Poster
director = George Cukor
producer = Irving Thalberg
Bernard H. Hyman
writer = James Hilton
Zoe Akins
Frances Marion
Story:
Alexandre Dumas, fils
starring = Greta Garbo
Robert Taylor
Lionel Barrymore
music = Herbert Stothart
Edward Ward
cinematography = William H. Daniels
Karl Freund
editing = Margaret Booth
distributor = MGM
released = December 12, 1936 (USA)
runtime = 109 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget =
amg_id = 1:7945
imdb_id = 0028683

"Camille" is an American 1936 drama film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman, from a screenplay by James Hilton, Zoe Akins and Frances Marion. [imdb title|id=0028683|title=Camille.]

The picture is based on the 1852 novel and play "La Dame aux Camélias" by Alexandre Dumas, fils.

The film stars Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Henry Daniell, and Laura Hope Crews.

The film inspired Milton Benjamin to write and publish a song called "I'll Love Like Robert Taylor, Be My Greta Garbo."

"Camille" was included in "Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Movies" in 2005. [ [http://www.time.com/time/2005/100movies/0,23220,camille,00.html "Time"] magazine.] It was also included at #33 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions.

Portions of the film, including the final scene, are featured in the 1982 musical film "Annie" after the number "Let's Go To The Movies."

Plot

The films tells of Marguerite Gauthier (Greta Garbo). She's born into a lower class family, but in time becomes the well known Dame Camille living in high society in Paris.

Camille's finances are covered by the wealthy Baron de Varville (Henry Daniell), but after many years of making money from her looks Camille falls in love with Armand (Robert Taylor), a handsome young man.

Armand is attracted to Camille and she's prepared to give up the Baron and be with Armand.

However, Armand's father (Lionel Barrymore) begs Camille to turn away from his son, knowing her past will ruin his future in Paris.

Realizing the painful wisdom of his advice, Camille rejects Armand, who continues to pursue her even as Camille contracts a serious case of tuberculosis.

Cast

* Greta Garbo as Marguerite Gautier
* Robert Taylor as Armand Duval
* Lionel Barrymore as Monsieur Duval
* Elizabeth Allan as Nichette, the Bride
* Jessie Ralph as Nanine, Marguerite's Maid
* Henry Daniell as Baron de Varville
* Lenore Ulric as Olympe
* Laura Hope Crews as Prudence Duvernoy
* Rex O'Malley as Gaston
* Mariska Aldrich as Friend of Camille
* Wilson Benge as Attendant

Awards

Wins
* New York Film Critics Circle Awards: NYFCC Award; Best Actress, Greta Garbo; 1937.

Nominations
* Academy Awards: Oscar; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Greta Garbo; 1938.

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.epinions.com/content_27252461188 "Camille"] a film review by George Chabot
* [http://www.filmsite.org/cami.html "Camille"] at "Filmsite" by Tim Dirks. Contains plot detail.
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