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Grand Hotel Movie Review Summary

Actors: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford

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In the decadent Grand Hotel of Berlin, several stories take place in the hotel where "nothing ever happens." Grusinskaya, a frustrated ballet dancer (who "vants to be alone"), falls for the bankrupt Baron Felix von Geigern, who first tried to rob her of her jewelry. Preysing, a businessman, tries to save his struggling company and begins a fling with his new stenographer. A dying man once a mere bookkeeper for Preysing, named Kringelein, is spending his last days alive in this expensive hotel and enjoying the luxuries never afforded him in the past.

This all-star cast soap opera won the Best Picture Oscar in 1932.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sara Embrey








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   romancing for business purpose Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   dying

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   dancer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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