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Directed by George Cukor • 1936 • United States
Starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
The inimitable Greta Garbo is at her glamorously doomed best in this luxurious adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s venerable nineteenth-century classic “La dame aux camélias.” Directed by George Cukor with a lavish attention to period detail, CAMILLE gives the screen siren one of her most iconic roles as a Parisian courtesan who goes from high-society kept woman to nobly suffering tuberculosis victim. Lushly photographed by Garbo’s personal cameraman William Daniels, this ravishing melodrama exemplifies both the star’s mystique and the best of MGM’s spare-no-expense style.