Nana (1934 film)
- See also Nana (disambiguation)
theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dorothy Arzner
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
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."
- Anna Sten as Nana
- Lionel Atwill as Colonel André Muffat
- Richard Bennett as Gaston Greiner
- Mae Clarke as Satin
- Phillips Holmes as Lieutenant George Muffat
- Reginald Owen as Bordenave
- Helen Freeman as Sabine Muffat
- Lawrence Grant as Grand Duke Alexis
- Jessie Ralph as Zoe
- Ferdinand Gottschalk as Finot
The film was a box office disappointment.
- 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.