Collection of classic 1930s dramas starring Greta Garbo. In 'Anna Christie' (1930) Garbo plays the title character, a former prostitute who lives with her father (George F. Marion) on a broken-down barge. When they rescue Irish sailor Matt Burke (Charles Bickford) from drowning, he falls in love with Anna. She is, however, reluctant to reveal details of her past... In 'Mata Hari' (1931) exotic dancer Mata (Garbo) is working as a German spy during the war. She seduces General Shubin (Lionel Barrymore) in order to succeed in her duties. She later falls for and becomes involved with Lieutenant Alexis Rosanoff (Ramon Novarro). When the general discovers her affair, however, Mata finds herself having to take drastic measures to ensure her cover isn't blown.
In 'Queen Christina' (1933) Garbo plays the 17th Century Swedish queen who escapes an undesirable political marriage by running away and disguising herself as a man. When she falls in love with a Spanish ambassador, they have to liaise secretly, realising their destiny is doomed. In 'Anna Karenina' (1935), adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna (Garbo), the wife of a villainous Russian aristocrat (Basil Rathbone), falls for cavalry officer Count Vronsky (Fredric March). Anna soon finds herself giving up everything for love but in time the situation becomes too much to bear.
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