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~The Divine Woman~
1928
Directed by: Victor Sjöström

Written by:
John Colton - titles
Dorothy Farnum  - writer

Based on the play by Gladys Unger
~Cast~

Greta Garbo ... Marianne
Lars Hanson ... Lucien
Lowell Sherman ... Henry Legrand
Polly Moran ... Mme. Pigonier
Dorothy Cumming ... Mmme. Zizi Rouck, Marianne's Mother
Johnny Mack Brown ... Jean Lery
Cesare Gravina ... Gigi
Paulette Duval ... Paulette
Jean De Briac ... Stage Director
Sonny Loy
Counter
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: Oliver T. Marsh
Film Editing by: Conrad A. Nervig
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons
Set Decoration by: A. Arnold Gillespie
Still Photographer: Milton Brown
Wardrobe: Gilbert Clark

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: January 18, 1928
~Plot Synopsis~
One of the great directors of the silent era, Victor Sjostrom, teamed with fellow Swede Greta Garbo
for this drama. The great Garbo plays Marianne, a young woman from Brittany who was neglected by
her impoverished parents. Marianne longs to be an actress and moves to Paris, where theatrical
producer Henry Legrand (Lowell Sherman) takes her under his wing; Henry was romantically
involved with Marianne's mother years ago and feels a semi-paternal affection for the young woman.
Marianne falls in love with Lucien (Lars Hanson), a man who has deserted from the Army and is on
the run from the law. To prove his devotion to her, Lucien steals a dress for Marianne, but this only
attracts the police and Lucien winds up in jail. With Lucien behind bars, Henry's attentions become
less friendly and more romantic, and Marianne must decide if she should wait for the man she loves
or devote herself to the man who wants her. Sadly, no complete prints of The Divine Woman are
known to exist; one reel of the eight-reel feature was discovered in a Russian film archive, but the
remainder of the picture remains lost.

Plot Synopsis by Mark Deming, AllMovie.com
~332-105: Greta Garbo~
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