Director: Edmund Goulding Cast: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Robert McWade, Purnell Pratt, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Rafaela Ottiano, Tully Marshall, Frank Conroy, Murray Kinnell, Edwin Maxwell
Academy Awards: Best Picture
I First Saw In: c. 2011
Synopsis: A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Did You Know? This is the only Best Picture winner not to be nominated for any other Academy Award.
Quotables: DR. OTTERNSCHLAG: Grand Hotel… always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
And now a Word from the Guise:
Dr. Otternschlag speaks the truth: nothing every happens. Or rather, there’s just too much going on for there to be anything going on. It was a tour-de-force of performances, though, and the set design was beautiful.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233