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Grand Hotel Details


Based on Vicki Baum's novel and produced by Irving Thalberg, this film is about the lavish Grand Hotel in Berlin, a place where "nothing ever happens." That statement proves to be false, however, as the story follows an intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day. Greta Garbo is Grusinskaya, a ballerina whose jewels are coveted by Baron von Geigern (John Barrymore), a thief who fancies Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford), a stenographer and the mistress of Preysing (Wallace Beery), businessman boss of Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), a terminally ill bookkeeper who is under the care of alcoholic physician Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone). Grand Hotel won Best Picture at the 1932 Academy Awards. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:April 12, 1932


Greta Garbo
as Grusinskaya
John Barrymore
as Baron Felix von Geigern
Joan Crawford
as Flaemmchen
Wallace Beery
as General Director Preysing
Lionel Barrymore
as Otto Kringelein
Jean Hersholt
as Senf
Robert McWade
as Meierheim
Purnell Pratt
as Zinnowitz
Ferdinand Gottschalk
as Pimenov
Rafaela Ottiano
as Suzette
Morgan Wallace
as Chauffeur
Tully Marshall
as Gerstenkorn
Frank Conroy
as Rohna
Murray Kinnell
as Schweimann
Rolfe Sedan
Mary Carlisle
as Honeymooner
John Davidson
as Hotel Manager
Edwin Maxwell
as Dr. Waitz
Lewis Stone
as Dr. Otternschlag
Sam McDaniel
as Bartender
Lee Phelps
as Extra in Lobby
Herbert Evans
as Clerks


Edmund Goulding
Irving G. Thalberg
Vicki Baum
Play Author
Jean Hersholt
Screen Story
William H. Daniels
Blanche Sewell
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Costume Designer