The Mysterious Lady
B&W : Nine reels / 7652 feet
Directed by Fred Niblo
Cast: Greta Garbo [Tania], Conrad Nagel [Karl von Heinersdorff], Gustav von Seyffertitz [General Alexandroff], Albert Pollett [Max], Edward Connelly [Colonel von Raden], Richard Alexander [General Alexandroff’s aide]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Bess Meredyth, from the adaptation by Bess Meredyth of the novel Der Krieg im Dunkel (War in the Dark) by Ludwig Wolff. Set design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Gilbert Clark. Assistant director, Harold S. Bucquet. Cinematography by William Daniels. Intertitles by Marian Ainslee and Ruth Cummings. Edited by Margaret Booth. / © 11 August 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25530]. Premiered 4 August 1928 in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Garbo’s sixth MGM film. Photography began on 8 May and ended 13 June 1928. / Silent film.
Survival status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Austria - Escapes - Espionage: Secret documents, Spies - Imprisonment - Russia: St. Petersburg - Traitors
Listing updated: 12 September 2014.
References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 73, 302; Limbacher-Feature p. 169; Sklar-Movie p. 102; Walker-Garbo pp. 79, 83, 184: ClasIm-330 p. 46 : Website-AFI; Website-GEH.
Home video: DVD.