Classic love triangle fare from Lil' Dumas has sincere Robert Taylor trying to prove his love to poor Greta Garbo, while Garbo is being pursued by a wealthy Baron (Henry Daniell) who can properly support her and her spending habits. Garbo is excellent at projecting a wounded vulnerability, making the job easier for a less-gifted Taylor to appear love-struck and protective. Dumas believes strongly in things like honor, loyalty and undying love, which - combined with dated plot components and the thick melodrama (Garbo Dies!) - make this both corny and darkly romantic (like one of the silents).
Director: George Cukor
Year Released: 1936