As You Desire Me (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

As You Desire Me (1932)

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In this film, Greta Garbo plays a down-in-the-dumps amnesiac who ends up singing in a low-life nightclub and putting up with the advances of a crude novelist. She'd have remained in this miserable state were it not for the fact that she's recognized and returned to her true husband.

Cast

Melvyn Douglas
as Count Bruno Varelli
Greta Garbo
as Zara aka Maria
Erich von Stroheim
as Carl Salter
Hedda Hopper
as Ines Montari
Owen Moore
as Tony Boffie
Albert Conti
as Captain
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Critic Reviews for As You Desire Me

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A romantic problem play interestingly played by the fascinating Greta Garbo, treated in a manner of high drama. The original hasn't been broadly hoked in the manner that Metro has so often followed.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Garbo (sporting a peroxide wig some of the time) brings a real erotic undertow to the love scenes, while Stroheim is terrific as the demonically sadistic writer trying to model her as one of his own creations.

February 9, 2006
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[Garbo] rises far above the story as it comes to the screen, but because of her impeccable performance the picture never fails to captivate one's interest.

January 28, 2006 | Full Review…

A bizarre, always fascinating film with two of the world's most intriguing characters -- Garbo and von Stroheim -- who square off in histrionic battle.

September 16, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It may be slow moving and a shade creaky today, but this Greta Garbo vehicle positively smoulders, and contains some of the most overt sensuality you're likely to see in a Hollywood movie of the period.

September 16, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The story becomes more and more improbable with every reel, but Garbo's electrifyingly erotic central performance just about keeps things interesting enough.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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