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Grand Hotel (1932)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:January 1, 1932
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore
Director:Edmund Goulding
Writer:Vicki Baum, William A. Drake

Description: Based on Vicki Baum's novel and produced by Irving Thalberg, this film is about the lavish Grand Hotel in Berlin, a place where nothing ever happens. That statement proves to be false, however, as the story follows an intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day. Greta Garbo is Grusinskaya, a ballerina whose jewels are coveted by Baron von Geigern (John Barrymore), a thief who fancies Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford), a stenographer and the mistress of Preysing (Wallace Beery), businessman boss of Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), a terminally ill bookkeeper who is under the care of alcoholic physician Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone). Grand Hotel won Best Picture at the 1932 Academy Awards.~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

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