GARBO TALKS!


Anna Christie (1930)

 

MGM
Director: Clarence Brown
Cast: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler, George F. Marion

"Gimme a whisky, ginger ale on the side. An' don't be stingy, babee."

It was Garbo's talkie debut and it was a smash hit!  Audiences flocked to movie houses to hear what she sounded like. And what they heard, they liked. It was a husky voice with a mild Swedish accent that perfectly matched her persona. For two years MGM had sent her to a good voice coach to improve her English for this film, based on a stage play by Eugene O'Neill. Garbo played a Swedish American woman who was a prostitute in the Midwest but comes to New York to help her ailing father run his tugboat.

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Anna Christie
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Anna Christie
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Anna Christie
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