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~The Mysterious Lady~
1928
Directed by: Fred Niblo

Written by:
Bess Meredyth - treatment and continuity
Marian Ainslee - titles
Ruth Cummings - titles
Frances Marion (uncredited)

Based on the novel "War in the Dark" by Ludwig Wolff
~Cast~

Greta Garbo ... Tania Fedorova
Conrad Nagel ... Karl von Raden
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... General Boris Alexandroff
Albert Pollet ... Max Heinrich
Edward Connelly ... Colonel von Raden
Richard Alexander ... General's Aide
Symona Boniface ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alfonso Corelli ... Violin Player (uncredited)
Geraldine Dvorak ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Nicholai Konovaloff ... Officer Standing at Tania's Table (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Cafe Waiter Serving Wine (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Carriage Driver (uncredited)
Youcca Troubetzkov ... Russian (uncredited)
Victor Young ... Scarpia in 'Tosca' (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

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

William Axt (foreign version) (uncredited)
Cinematography by: William H. Daniels (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by: Margaret Booth
Assistant Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Settings: Cedric Gibbons
Still Photographer: James Manatt
Wardrobe: Gilbert Clark
Stand-in for Greta Garbo: Geraldine Dvorak

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 96 Minutes
Released: August 4, 1928
~Plot Synopsis~
Based on a lugubrious novel by Ludwig Wolff, The Mysterious Lady is a romance/espionage tailored
to the talents of Greta Garbo. The divine Miss G plays an alluring Russian spy, directly answerable to
satanic-featured general Gustav von Seyffertitz. While she's accustomed to fomenting suicides and
apoplexy amongst her male victims, Garbo cannot help but become romantically involved with
Austrian-officer Conrad Nagel. Forced to choose between her love of Russia and her love for Nagel,
Garbo decides upon the latter--meaning that there's a bullet in the future for vonSeyfertitz. For all its
MGM gloss, Mysterious Lady would be just so much borscht without the ethereal presence of its
female star.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
374-32: Greta Garbo & Conrad Nagel~
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