Sunday, February 27, 2005

Torrent

Just returned from today's Garbo Festival, where I saw Torrent (1926), which was Garbo's first American film. It co-starred Ricardo Cortez, and also featured Gertrude Olmstead and Lucien Littlefield, who would later be seen in It Pays to Advertise (1931) with Louise Brooks. Torrent was just ok, and I think is largely of interest today as a Garbo film. To me, Garbo still seemed more like the European actress seen in The Saga of Gosta Berling or G.W. Pabst's Joyless Street rather than the American actress she would become in Flesh and the Devil.

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