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The Divine Woman
(1928) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7300 feet
Directed by Victor Seastrom (Victor Sjöström) Victor Sjostrom

Cast: Greta Garbo [Marianne], Lars Hanson [Lucien], Lowell Sherman [Monsieur Legrande], Polly Moran [Madame Pigonier], Dorothy Cumming [Madame Zizi Rouck], John Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) [Jean Lery], Cesare Gravina [Gigi], Paulette Duval [Paulette], Jean de Briac [stage director]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Dorothy Farnum, from the adaptation by Gladys Unger of the play Starlight by Gladys Unger. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and A. Arnold Gillespie. Cinematography by Oliver Marsh. Intertitles by John Colton. Edited by Conrad A. Nervig. / © 14 January 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25398]. Premiered 14 January 1928 in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Garbo’s fifth MGM film. Photography began on 28 September 1927 and ended 7 November 1927. / Silent film.

Drama: Romance.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1360.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : One reel of the film survives in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Actors - Deserters - Dressing rooms - France: Paris - French - Jewelry - Motherhood - Peasants - Soldiers - Theatrical producers

Listing updated: 8 December 2009.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1360; Baer-Film p. 68; Bardèche-History p. 287; Fell-History p. 124; Forslund-Sjöström p. 279; McIlroy-Sweden p. 28; Sklar-Movie pp. 101, 102; Sweeney-Coming p. 121; Thompson-Lost pp. xiv, 210; Walker-Garbo pp. 73, 75, 79, 184.

Home video: DVD.

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