Nana (1934 film)

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Nana
Poster - Nana (1934) 02.jpg
theatrical release poster
Directed by Dorothy Arzner
George Fitzmaurice
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Starring Anna Sten
Lionel Atwill
Richard Bennett
Mae Clarke
Production
company
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • February 1, 1934 (1934-02-01) (US)
Running time 90 min.
Country United States
Language English

Nana is a 1934 American film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, released through United Artists, starring Anna Sten. and directed by Dorothy Arzner and George Fitzmaurice.

This version of Émile Zola's heroine was to be the vehicle for Sten's triumph as Samuel Goldwyn's trained, groomed and heavily promoted answer to Greta Garbo. Despite the big investment, the publicity help from William Randolph Hearst, and a record-breaking opening week at Radio City Music Hall, Sten was beautiful but disappointing.

Goldwyn's tutoring of Sten is mentioned in Cole Porter's 1934 song "Anything Goes" from the musical of the same name: "If Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction / Instruct Anna Sten in diction / Then Anna shows / Anything goes."

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The film was a box office disappointment.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Churchill, Douglas W. The Year in Hollywood: 1934 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era (gate locked); New York Times [New York, N.Y] 30 Dec 1934: X5. Retrieved December, 16, 2013.

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