Flesh and the Devil (1926)
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A bulky, verbose novel by Herman Suderman was the source for the exquisitely silent Flesh and the Devil. On leave from the Austrian army, lifelong friends John Gilbert and Lars Hanson return to their loving families. At a reception in Hanson's honor, Gilbert makes the acquaintance of the hauntingly beautiful Greta Garbo, whom he'd previously glimpsed for a few fleeting seconds at the railway depot. Those few seconds were enough to thoroughly captivate Gilbert, thus paving the way for a feverish
Jan 1, 1926 Wide
Sep 11, 2007
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A corking story, exceptionally acted and cleverly directed. A lot of glory to be distributed among all concerned.
Miss Garbo is undeniably alluring as Felicitas. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Hansen give sound performances in their respective roles.
Much ado about nothing, really, but Garbo is as luminous as ever, thanks to William Daniels' camerawork.
They *do not* make 'em like this anymore, and even when they did, the results were rarely this emphatic and grand.
Somewhat notorious Garbo vehicle which co-stars real life lover, John Gilbert.
Garbo is mesmerising in this wild and heated romance that has to be considered in context to cope with the excesive aesthetic and thematic melodrama.
Garbo & Gilbert at their steamy, sultry silent peak.
Pretty melodramatic stuff, it looked gorgeous and was well directed by Brown, Garbo's favourite director.
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