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Uniform Title Grand Hotel (Motion picture : 1932)
Title Grand Hotel [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; directed by Edmund Goulding.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004]


Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1932.
Based on the play "Menschen im Hotel" by Vicki Baum.
Special features: "Checking out: Grand Hotel" making-of documentary; Hollywood premiere of 'Grand Hotel' (1932 newsreel); Just a word of warning (1932 theatrical announcement); "Nothing ever happens" (newly discovered 1933 Vitaphone short, a spoof on 'Grand Hotel'; theatrical trailers.
Credits Cinematographer, William H. Daniels ; art director, Cedric Gibbons ; editor, Blanche Sewell ; costume designer, Adrian.
Cast Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Robert McWade, Purnell Pratt.
Summary Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Language Closed-captioned.
In English with optional French sound track and French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Hotels -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Bookkeepers -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Goulding, Edmund, 1891-1959.
Garbo, Greta, 1905-1990.
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942.
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977.
Beery, Wallace, 1885-1949.
Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954.
Stone, Lewis, 1879-1953.
Hersholt, Jean, 1886-1956.
McWade, Robert, 1872-1938.
Pratt, Purnell.
Adrian, 1903-1959.
Baum, Vicki, 1888-1960. Menschen im Hotel.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790744678
Standard No. 012569508422
Music No. 65084 Warner Home Video

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