Friday, October 02, 2020

Grand Hotel (1932)

This is one of those classic Hollywood movies I had somehow not seen before.

It's an excellent ensemble piece, following five people, all staying at the Grand Hotel in Berlin, whose lives intertwine over the course of a couple days. Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John and Lionel Barrymore, and Wallace Beery head the all-star cast. 

The hotel itself is the kind of place that could only exist in a Hollywood studio film of the '30s. It's hard to imagine a place so opulent in real life -- the sumptuous Art Deco interiors looming impossibly large above the characters, every single detail perfectly in place.


Cullen Gallagher said...

This reminds me that I, too, have somehow never seen this whole movie.

Matt Barry said...

This and DINNER AT EIGHT would make a great double feature. Of the two, I prefer DINNER AT EIGHT, with its witty humor.

Cullen Gallagher said...

DINNER is another that I've missed, somehow.