Anna Christie. 1930. USA. Directed by Clarence Brown. Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill. With Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion. 35mm. 89 min.
“Artfully the film kept everyone waiting. For well over a reel, George Marion and Marie Dressler admirably sustain interest, and yet there is impatience to hear and to see Greta Garbo. At last the saloon door opens, the graceful-gawky figure appears, slouches over to the table, sits down, says to the waiter Gif me a visky in that haunting, husky growl.” Courtesy Warner Bros.