Flesh and the Devil

Dir: Clarence Brown
Cast: Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Marc McDermott
112mins   1926   US   U   English   

In this silent drama, lifelong school chums Leo and Ulrich are soldiers in the German army. Leo falls in love with Countess Felicitas and courts her, which enrages her husband.

When Leo fights a duel with and kills the Count, he is deployed to Africa for five years as punishment. Leo returns to find that Ulrich has fallen for Felicitas, but she resumes her amorous pursuit of Leo, thus pushing the limits of their friendship.

'Garbo is mesmerising in this wild and heated romance' - David Parkinson, Empire


Mon 23 October