Grand Hotel

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Grand Hotel
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The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal. Contains both fullscreen and widescreen.
Title: Grand hotel
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2005.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: documentary "Checking Out: Grand Hotel"; Hollywood premier; "Just a Word of Warning" theatre announcement; vintage musical short: "Nothing Ever Happens"; theatrical trailers: Grand Hotel (1932) and Week-end at the Waldorf (1945)
DVD release of the 1932 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Vicki Baum.
Summary: The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal. Contains both fullscreen and widescreen.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, 1932: Best Picture.
Local Note: 1 16 112 118 133 143 172 188 203 210 211 231 242 262 263 278
ISBN: 1419810561
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer ; Loew's Inc. ; directed by Edmund Goulding ; American play version by William A. Drake
Credits: Photography, William Daniels ; film editor, Blanche Sewell ; recording director, Douglas Shearer ; art director, Cedric Gibbons.
Performers: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt.
System Details: DVD, region 1, standard version; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Language: English (mono) or French (mono) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; dual-layer format.
Subject Headings: Homicide Drama. Ballets Drama. Love Drama. Luxury Drama. Hotels, motels, etc. Germany Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2005.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2005.
Feature films-2005.
Topical Term: Homicide
Hotels, motels, etc.
Publisher No: 67516
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Sep 11, 2013
  • SusannahWhite rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wonderful film with the incomparable Garbo at her most beautiful and affecting. Far from being a sniveling whiner, Garbo's portrayal of the high-spirited dancer Grusinskaya has passion, drama and poignancy--and a comedic delicacy rare in modern movies. There's great humor and trenchant social commentary in this old film. I love it!

Jul 18, 2013
  • cineaste rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Yes, the dialog seems pretty creaky after all the decades, but this is still a winner. I understand why Garbo became a superstar in the silent era. Just watch her face and ignore her phony Russian accent and sappy lines. Her eyes, her mouth, the tilt of her head, the way she could kiss. Put her together with John Barrymore (another star of the silents) and it's a feast. Barrymore would drink himself to death within ten years, but he still had the goods for this one. Recomended, as well, are his comedic gifts in "20th Century" and "Midnight."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was surprised at the fact that I got into this movie somewhat. I'd heard about it, but I was hesitant being that it was eighty years old, and I assumed that it was nothing more than a painfully dated decadent/romantic snoozefest. It definitely had some engaging moments. The Barrymore brothers were of interest, (especially Lionel, as I had never seen him as anyone other than Frank Capra's classic miser "Mr. Potter"). Joan Crawford was cute. I found no appeal whatsoever in the sniveling, whining diva Garbo, however. Too bad they didn't have Prozac back then...

Jul 27, 2012
  • johnnybookreader rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

They must have had an extra oscar to give out back in 1932. It's a high-concept all-star movie that hasn't aged well, the acing is pretty awful, the plot is non-existent but the sets are pretty cool, otherwise...

Good acting, good humour, and a complexity that was ahead of its time. A bit of a downer in terms of the various stories. Interesting exploration of the characters. The basic idea was used for a remake in the 80s.

Feb 13, 2012
  • owllover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable despite Garbo's melodramatic sillyness.

Jul 08, 2011
  • KerrAvon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite film of all time! In an odd sense, there really is no central plot (which is deliciously clever!), but an intertwining of small stoies of the characters all staying there for various reasons. Garbo's famous "I want to be alone" is here, Lionel Barrymore is charming , John Barrymore is great and Joan Crawford is super!A must see!!


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Otternschlag: "Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Preysing: "...I don't know much about women. I've been married for 28 years, you know."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Grusinskaya: "I vant to be alone."


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