"Grand Hotel" (1932)
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. - Grand Hotel is a 1932 American pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum. To date, it is the only film to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture without being nominated in any other category.
Grand Hotel has proven influential in the years since its original release. The line "I want to be alone", famously delivered by Greta Garbo, and the phrase "Grand Hotel theme" has come to be used for any dramatic movie following the activities of various people in a large busy place, with some characters' lives overlapping in odd ways and some of them remaining unaware of one another's existence."
Genre': Drama, Romance
Release date: April 12, 1932 (US)
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Produced by: Irving Thalberg
Written by: William A. Drake
Based on: The 1930 play "Grand Hotel" by William A. Drake and "Menschen im Hotel" (1929)
Music by: William Axt, Charles Maxwell
Cinematography: William H. Daniels
Edited by: Blanche Sewell
Cast: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier Jr., Edna May Oliver, Douglas Scott, Eugene Jackson
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
* © 1932 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)