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Adapted from a story by Emile Zola, this lavish romantic drama chronicles the loves and life of Nana, a great beauty with a love for life's finest things. In the beginning Nana is impoverished and living on the streets until she is discovered by an important theatrical producer.


Reginald Owen
as Bordenave
Lawrence Grant
as Grand Duke Alexis
Helen Freeman
as Sabine Muffat
Hardie Albright
as Lt. Gregory
Bunny Beatty
as Estelle Muffat
Lucille Ball
as Chorus Girl
Eily Malyon
as Nana's First Employer
Gino Corrado
as Show Spectator/Party Guest
Tom Ricketts
as Party Guest
Clarence Wilson
as Financial Backer
Charles B. Middleton
as Man Announcing Start of the War
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Critic Reviews for Nana

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

  • Sam Goldwyn brilliantly launches a new star in a not so brilliant vehicle.

    May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

    Abel Green

    Top Critic
  • Through Miss Sten's efficiency and charm and the splendid portrayals of such players as Mr. Bennett, Mr. Owen and Mr. Grant, it offers a fair measure of entertainment.

    Jul 7, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Arzner treats her heroine sympathetically, while Gregg Toland's lustrous photography makes a fair stab at exoticising her into a Garbo/Dietrich figure. And her lacklustre reputation notwithstanding, Sten is surprisingly affecting.

    Jul 7, 2010 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Miss Sten is capricious, child-like, cruel and destructive, yet with that soft, underlying promise of the flesh which renders her all-powerful.

    May 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Though Arzner's direction, much influenced by Mamoulian and Sternberg, is deft and well-constructed, the main drawback is Sten.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [Anna] Sten plays Nana as either a conniving golddigger or girlish romantic but offers little nuance in between...

    Oct 28, 2008 | Full Review…

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