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Torrent (1926 film)

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Torrent
Poster - Torrent, The (1926) 01.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMonta Bell (uncredited)
Produced byIrving Thalberg[1]
Written byVicente Blasco Ibáñez
Dorothy Farnum (adaptation)
StarringRicardo Cortez
Greta Garbo
Music byArthur Barrow
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
February 21, 1926
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles
Budget$250,443.27[2]

Torrent (1926) is an American silent romantic drama film directed by an uncredited Monta Bell, based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and released on February 21, 1926.[1][3][4][5]

Torrent was the first American film starring Swedish actress Greta Garbo.[6] The film also starred Ricardo Cortez and Martha Mattox.

The title refers to a flood that occurs in the small town where most of the action takes place, which draws the two romantic leading characters closer together.

Cast

Publicity still for the film with Garbo and Cortez.
Publicity still for the film with Garbo and Cortez.

Reception

MGM was uncertain about how to cast Garbo after her arrival in Hollywood. In Torrent, her first American film, she was cast as Leonora, a Spanish peasant girl, and MGM was pleased with the results. Variety reviewed the film and described Garbo in her debut as " a girl with everything, looks, acting ability and personality". The film grossed $668,000 worldwide, netting a $126,000 profit for MGM. Louis B. Mayer's initial instinct about the actress's ability paid off, and the film was a success.[7] The Torrent was released on DVD in 2011 as part of the Warner Archive Collection.

References

  1. ^ a b Fleming, E. J. (January 2009). Paul Bern: the life and famous death of the MGM director and husband of Harlow. McFarland. p. 325. ISBN 978-0-7864-3963-8. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Alexander Walker; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (October 1980). Garbo: a portrait. Macmillan. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-02-622950-0. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  3. ^ John Reid (April 2006). Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic. Lulu.com. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-4116-8915-2. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Lea (April 2, 2008). The decline of sentiment: American film in the 1920s. University of California Press. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-520-25457-2. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  5. ^ American Film Institute (1971). The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States. University of California Press. p. 823. ISBN 978-0-520-20969-5. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Borrelli, Laird. "Greta Garbo". Style.com. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  7. ^ "Greta Garbo – The Ultimate Star – The Torrent". home.hiwaay.net. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2010.

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