grand hotel 1932
There was mention of the Depression Germany and the rest of the world was in and all five of the principal players were affected by it, one way or another. John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, and Joan Crawford all check into the Grand Hotel one day and their lives are never the same.
Grand Hotel is a 1932 American pre-code drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum.
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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 ...
Grand Hotel (1932) (181) IMDb 7.5 112 min 1932 NR Subtitles and Closed Captions A drama dealing with the interpersonal relationships of a variety ofpeople living in a Berlin hotel.
Grand Hotel (1932) remains a classic masterpiece as the first all-star Hollywood epic with many high-powered stars of the early 1930s. The classic MGM film - a pet project of MGM's production head Irving Thalberg ("Boy Wonder") was directed by Edmund Goulding who had acquired the nickname "Lion Tamer" for his ability to deal with many temperamental Hollywood stars, as he did in this film.
back to top Grand Hotel (1932) Principal photography on Grand Hotel commenced in December 1931 soon after the New York stage play closed. There was a great deal of publicity surrounding the production with excitement building over what promised to be a star-studded box office event.
Grand Hotel: More Stars Than There Are in the Heavens ‘Don’t put more than two stars in a movie,’ was the conventional wisdom at the movie studios in the 1930’s. You can only use two stars for the production to be cost effective.
Grand Hotel (1932) Trailer . Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he missed the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls. He ends up stealing her heart ...