Original film poster
|Directed by||George Cukor|
|Produced by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Written by||S. N. Behrman
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
The film stars Greta Garbo, in her final film role, and Melvyn Douglas, with Constance Bennett, Roland Young, and Ruth Gordon. The film was directed by George Cukor and produced by Gottfried Reinhardt from a screenplay by S. N. Behrman, Salka Viertel, and George Oppenheimer, based on a play by Ludwig Fulda. The music score was by Bronislau Kaper, the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons, and the costume design by Adrian.
A fashion magazine editor (Douglas) marries a ski instructor (Garbo) on impulse, but she soon learns he expects her to be a dutiful wife, and not the independent woman he seemed to marry her for. They separate and he returns to New York City, where he takes up again with a playwright, (Bennett), with whom he was involved prior to marriage.
Garbo comes to New York to thwart the romance, playing her mythical twin sister, a wild, amoral "modern" woman, and fascinates Douglas until he realizes the truth. He plays along, almost "seducing" his wife's twin sister, but stopping short each time. They eventually reunite on the ski slopes and all is forgiven.
According to MGM records the film earned $875,000 in the US and Canada and $925,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $62,000.
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