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Grand Hotel

This 1932 art deco movie is a classic of the sort. It's life from the point of view of a fly on a 5-star wall. It's the Depression and depression done in grand style. where "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens." The film came from the original german play by Vicki Baum[?] as adapted by William A. Drake[?] and Béla Balázs[?]. It was produced by Irving Thalberg and Paul Bern[?] at [MGM], and directed by Edmund Goulding[?]. The top star, Greta Garbo delivered her famous "I vant to be alone," in this film. The cast included a series of top names: Lionel Barrymore, [John Barrymore]], Joan Crawford, Lewis Stone and Jean Hersholt. Grand Hotel won the Best Picture Oscar, the only one for which it received a nomination. The 1945 Americanized remake Week-End at the Waldorf[?] starring Ginger Rogers is very well forgotten.



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