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      The Painted Veil

      Released Nov 23, 1934 1h 23m Drama List
      Reviews 55% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Anxious to see another world outside of her native Austria, Katrin Koerber (Greta Garbo), the daughter of a medical professor, marries British bacteriologist Walter Fane (Herbert Marshall) and moves with him to Hong Kong. There, however, Walter's dedication to his work leaves Karin lonely and bored, and she is soon courted by dashing British attaché Jack Townsend (George Brent). Although surprised by Jack's advances, Katrin admits she is not in love with Walter and begins a dangerous affair. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine As usual, Miss Garbo seems more important than her story. Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair There is drama enough in the sheer fact of [Garbo's] presence to dominate completely even such a fantastic plot as this one. Jun 7, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Garbo lights up the screen with a sensuous, charismatic performance in this adaptation of Somerset Maugham as an errant wife who redeems herself during cholera crisis in China; Herbert Marshall as the husband and George Brent as the lover are also good Rated: B Nov 5, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D The acting is strong enough to make the melodrama work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/30/23 Full Review s r Melodramatic Garbo. It was almost good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member martin.hillstad@gmail.com Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Greta Garbo otra vez cautivandome en un drama romà ntico como los de antes , màs adelante se hizo un remake que aùn no he visto con Naomi Watts y Edward Norton. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Garbo is luminous in this adaptation of the Somerset Maugham story "The Painted Veil." It's a beautiful, lavish production with great direction from Clarence Brown. The story is a nice adaptation, if truncated... Three Lonely Hearts In Old China--Abridged, but captivating version of the enduring Maugham story, kept alive by it's stars... The Guilt Trip!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Very dull and dragged out movie. Usual cold and dry manner of Greta Garbo does not suit here the character of Katherine. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Anxious to see another world outside of her native Austria, Katrin Koerber (Greta Garbo), the daughter of a medical professor, marries British bacteriologist Walter Fane (Herbert Marshall) and moves with him to Hong Kong. There, however, Walter's dedication to his work leaves Karin lonely and bored, and she is soon courted by dashing British attaché Jack Townsend (George Brent). Although surprised by Jack's advances, Katrin admits she is not in love with Walter and begins a dangerous affair.
      Director
      Richard Boleslawski
      Producer
      Hunt Stromberg
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 1934, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 28, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 23m
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