Camille (1936 film)

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Camille is an American 1936 drama film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman, from a screenplay by James Hilton, Zoe Akins and Frances Marion.

The picture is based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils.

The film stars Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Henry Daniell, and Laura Hope Crews.

The film inspired Milton Benjamin to write and publish a song called "I'll Love Like Robert Taylor, Be My Greta Garbo."

Camille was included in ''Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Movies'' in 2005. It was also included at #33 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions.

Portions of the film are featured in the 1982 musical Annie during the number "Let's Go To The Movies".


The films tells of Marguerite Gauthier (Greta Garbo). She's born into a lower class family, but in time becomes the well known Dame Camille living in high society in Paris.

Camille's finances are covered by the wealthy Baron de Varville (Henry Daniell), but after many years of making money from her looks Camille falls in love with Armand (Robert Taylor), a handsome young man.

Armand is attracted to Camille and she's prepared to give up the Baron and be with Armand.

However, Armand's father (Lionel Barrymore) begs Camille to turn away from his son, knowing her past will ruin his future in Paris.

Realizing the painful wisdom of his advice, Camille rejects Armand, who continues to pursue her even as Camille contracts a serious case of tuberculosis.





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