Garbo Laughs -- Tonight

Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas in Ninotchka

See the film that resurrected the career of the Swedish Sphinx -- Greta Garbo. One of the great comedies of 1939, it is an important film in the oeuvre of the woman who has often been called the 'face of the century.'

Ninotchka (1939)
Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas.
Why is Ninotchka so special in the pantheon of golden age films? Greta Garbo, the serious queen of 1930s drama had never laughed on film and rarely smiled. In this comedy, co-written by Billy Wilder, a clever love story with great dialogue propels Garbo toward her first big screen laugh – and she’s pretty funny doing it, too. 110 minutes. Not rated.

Here's a tease of Garbo's first big laugh on screen.

 

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