Leo (John Gilbert) and Ulrich (Lars Hanson) are companions whose lifelong friendship is torn apart over their mutual love for the beautiful Felicitas (Greta Garbo).
Clarence Brown’s superb direction and William H. Daniels’s exquisite photography are matched by brilliant performances. Garbo is at her most alluring here, and the growing off-screen passion between her and Gilbert permeates their on-screen chemistry.
Live musical accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble
Introduced by Kevin Brownlow
Sponsored by McRoskey Mattress Company
Special support from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
Co-presented by the California Film Institute and the San Francisco Film Society