A Woman of Affairs

A Woman of Affairs

Greta Garbo
Director: Clarence Brown Cast: Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
, John Gilbert
John Gilbert
, Lewis Stone
Lewis Stone
Clarence Brown

DVD (Full Frame)

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Michael Arlen's notorious novel The Green Hat was considered such a hot potato censor-wise that the property's title could not be used when it was adapted to film. Retitled A Woman of Affairs, this tale of a woman destroyed by syphilis was heavily laundered for the screen. Greta Garbo plays an impulsive British lass who, when denied permission to marry John Gilbert, hops from bed to bed with various partners. She marries a man who turns out to be a thief. When her husband commits suicide, Garbo is again wooed by Gilbert, who in the meantime has acquired a spouse of his own. Though she passionately loves Gilbert, Garbo sends him away, rather than ruin his life as she's ruined her own. With that classic enigmatic half-smile on her face, Garbo suicidally crashes her expensive automobile into the tree under which she sat with Gilbert the day he first declared his love for her. Outside of the always fascinating Greta Garbo, the best performance in Woman of Affairs is offered by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Garbo's drunken, dissipated younger brother.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2019
UPC: 0883929675319
Original Release: 1928
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 27,332

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greta Garbo Diana Merrick
John Gilbert Neville Holderness
Lewis Stone Dr. Hugh Trevelyan
Johnny Mack Brown David Furness
Douglas Fairbanks Geoffrey Merrick
Hobart Bosworth Sir Morton Holderness
Dorothy Sebastian Constance

Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William Axt Score Composer,Songwriter
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Charles Dorian Asst. Director
Cedric Gibbons Production Designer
David Mendoza Score Composer,Songwriter
Bess Meredyth Screenwriter
Hugh Wynn Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Woman of Affairs
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [6:21]
2. Chapter 2 [9:52]
3. Chapter 3 [10:23]
4. Chapter 4 [8:19]
5. Chapter 5 [9:33]
6. Chapter 6 [8:08]
7. Chapter 7 [7:34]
8. Chapter 8 [10:12]
9. Chapter 9 [10:01]
10. Chapter 10 [10:10]
11. Chapter 11 [:08]
12. Chapter 12 [:01]

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