GRAND HOTEL Add To My Top 10
Release Date: January 01, 1970
Audience: Teenagers & adults
Rating: None. Made under the Motion
Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
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GRAND HOTEL was one of the most successful movies of its day and was given the 1932 Oscar for Best Picture. While it has a fascinating slice-of-life quality, it is dated due to the dissimilar acting styles of the principals. Greta Garbo and the Barrymores were among the most distinguished actors of their day, which makes one wonder if the director was too intimidated by them to tone them down. The best performances are given by Joan Crawford, and John Barrymore, who invested all of his characters with a beguiling innocence. "No film belongs more to the old golden Hollywood than this collage of star turns checking into and out of an Art Deco hotel in Berlin," critic Ethan Mordden has written. It is true.