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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Torrent (1926) - Star of the month... Greta Garbo

'Torrent' is a 1926 silent romance-drama, directed by Monta Bell, and starring Greta Garbo, Ricardo Cortez and Martha Mattox.

Based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, this was Greta Garbo's first American film. The title of the film refers to a flood, which devastates the small town where the film is set, and brings the characters played by Garbo and Cortez together.

The film was a big hit, and Garbo's performance was acclaimed.

Did you know...

  • This was Greta Garbo's first American film
  • Joel McCrea doubled for Garbo in the horse riding scenes
  • The Turner Classic Movies (TCM) print of this film features a musical score by Arthur Barrow, runs 88 minutes and many of the scenes are tinted

Closing remarks

I was hoping I would be able to watch this film, as I was interested to see Garbo's first Hollywood filn, but sadly all I was able to find were some clips from YouTube:

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