History Film / GrandHotel

3rd Mar '16 11:42:44 AM VenomLancerHae
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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The Baron is dead, and Grusinskaya's going to be alone. Kringelein is still going to die. But Preysing at least will face justice, and Flaemmchen and Kringelein will grab some happiness while they can.

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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: BittersweetEnding: The Baron is dead, and Grusinskaya's going to be alone. Kringelein is still going to die. But Preysing at least will face justice, and Flaemmchen and Kringelein will grab some happiness while they can.



* TheVonTropeFamily: Baron von Geigern, who has fallen on hard times.
* WeimarRepublic

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27th Feb '16 2:35:31 PM twilicorn
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Followed by a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/DinnerAtEight'', which not only featured a similar narrative structure but had several of the same actors playing similar parts. It was remade in TheForties as ''Weekend at the Waldorf'', starring Lana Turner.

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Followed by a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/DinnerAtEight'', which not only featured a similar narrative structure but had several of the same actors playing similar parts. It was remade in TheForties as ''Weekend at the Waldorf'', starring Lana Turner.
Turner. A musical adaptation went to Broadway in the late 80's and early 90's.
28th Jul '15 5:18:02 AM MasoTey
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* BalconyEscape: The Baron enters Grusinskaya's room by climbing from balcony to balcony.


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* PetTheDog: Grusinskaya, initially implied to be ThePrimaDonna, has a moment of gratuitous niceness when she offers to help a frail old woman entering an elevator.


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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: When the Baron overhears Grusinskaya "in despair," his response is to disclose his presence and confess his feelings for her so she'll have something to hold on to.
20th May '15 3:47:57 PM nombretomado
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This film is probably the first true AllStarCast film ever made, featuring most every A-lister in the MGM lineup. ''Grand Hotel'' won the AcademyAward for Best Picture, without even being nominated for any other Oscars, the only time this has ever happened. Contains the SignatureLine of Garbo's whole career--"I want to be alone."

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This film is probably the first true AllStarCast film ever made, featuring most every A-lister in the MGM lineup. ''Grand Hotel'' won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture, without even being nominated for any other Oscars, the only time this has ever happened. Contains the SignatureLine of Garbo's whole career--"I want to be alone."
6th Apr '15 8:50:03 AM SilentHunterUK
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Not to be confused with ''Series/GranHotel'' which shares the same English-language title, or ''Film/GrandBudapestHotel'', which doesn't.

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Not to be confused with ''Series/GranHotel'' which shares the same English-language title, or ''Film/GrandBudapestHotel'', ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'', which doesn't.
6th Apr '15 8:49:32 AM SilentHunterUK
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Not to be confused with ''Series/GranHotel'' which shares the same English-language title, or ''Film/GrandBudapestHotel'', which doesn't.
1st Dec '14 8:03:40 PM gallium
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1st Dec '14 6:56:08 PM mlsmithca
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* The Baron (John Barrymore), a poor aristocrat who's resulted to thievery to pay off his debts.

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* The Baron (John Barrymore), a poor aristocrat who's resulted resorted to thievery to pay off his debts.



* Gruinskaya (Garbo), a Russian ballerina who is burned out on life.

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* Gruinskaya Grusinskaya (Garbo), a Russian ballerina who is burned out on life.



* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The Baron is dead, and Gruinskaya's going to be alone. Kringelein is still going to die. But Preysing at least will face justice, and Flaemmchen and Kringelein will grab some happiness while they can.

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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The Baron is dead, and Gruinskaya's Grusinskaya's going to be alone. Kringelein is still going to die. But Preysing at least will face justice, and Flaemmchen and Kringelein will grab some happiness while they can.



* GentlemanThief: "Baron" Felix von Gaigern, although in this case he's apparently been forced to become a hotel thief due to being deeply in debt to bad people.

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* GentlemanThief: "Baron" Felix von Gaigern, Geigern, although in this case he's apparently been forced to become a hotel thief due to being deeply in debt to bad people.



1st Dec '14 6:48:07 PM gallium
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->''"I want to be alone. I think I have never been so tired in my life."''
-->-- '''Grusinskaya'''



Adapted from Vicki Baum's novel, this 1932 [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film was directed by Edmund Goulding and featured an AllStarCast including Creator/GretaGarbo, John Barrymore, Creator/JoanCrawford, Wallace Beery, and Creator/LionelBarrymore. It tells the intertwining stories of the various guests who check into Berlin's famous Grand Hotel (based on the RealLife Adlon Hotel):

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Adapted from Vicki Baum's novel, this 1932 [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film was directed by Edmund Goulding and featured an AllStarCast including that included Creator/GretaGarbo, John Barrymore, Creator/JoanCrawford, Wallace Beery, and Creator/LionelBarrymore. It tells the intertwining stories of the various guests who check into Berlin's famous Grand Hotel (based on the RealLife Adlon Hotel):



* Preysing (Beery), a businessman who is desperate for a deal that could save his failing business.

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* Preysing (Beery), a businessman who is desperate for a deal that could save his failing business.company.



''Grand Hotel'' won the AcademyAward for Best Picture, without even being nominated for any other Oscars, the only time this has ever happened. It was remade in TheForties as ''Weekend at the Waldorf'', starring Lana Turner.

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This film is probably the first true AllStarCast film ever made, featuring most every A-lister in the MGM lineup. ''Grand Hotel'' won the AcademyAward for Best Picture, without even being nominated for any other Oscars, the only time this has ever happened. happened. Contains the SignatureLine of Garbo's whole career--"I want to be alone."

Followed by a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/DinnerAtEight'', which not only featured a similar narrative structure but had several of the same actors playing similar parts.
It was remade in TheForties as ''Weekend at the Waldorf'', starring Lana Turner.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: A young married couple check in to the hotel at the end, indicating that more people wlll come and have adventures.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: [[spoiler:Shortly after the Baron dies, the major-domo of the hotel (Jean Hersholt) finds out that his wife has delivered a baby boy.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: A young married couple check in to the hotel at the end, indicating that more people wlll come and have adventures.
adventures at the Grand Hotel.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: [[spoiler:Shortly Shortly after the Baron dies, the major-domo of the hotel (Jean Hersholt) finds out that his wife has delivered a baby boy.]]boy.
* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The Baron is dead, and Gruinskaya's going to be alone. Kringelein is still going to die. But Preysing at least will face justice, and Flaemmchen and Kringelein will grab some happiness while they can.
* BlackSheep: The Baron describes himself as this. Apparently he's been cut off by his family.



* GentlemanThief: "Baron" Felix von Gaigern, making his living as a hotel thief.

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* ContinuityNod: Pay close attention at the end and you will hear one of the desk clerks calling out rooms that have become vacant--the rooms that are being vacated by the movie's main characters.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Preysing notices Flaemmchen's legs while dictating a letter.
* EnsembleCast: Each character gets to carry a storyline, and no single character takes much more screen time than the others.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Takes place over about 48 hours, or two days and nights at the hotel.
* GentlemanThief: "Baron" Felix von Gaigern, making his living as although in this case he's apparently been forced to become a hotel thief.thief due to being deeply in debt to bad people.



* MeanBoss: Preysing is this, as established by Kringelein, who was a low-level accountant at Preysing's company. Kringelein lets Preysing have it in an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech after Preysing is rude to him at the hotel bar.



* TheVonTropeFamily: Baron von Geigern, who has fallen on hard times.



* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Grusinskaya notices that no one misses her after she doesn't show up for the ballet.

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Grusinskaya Grusinskaya's ballet tour is drawing very poor audiences. After she blows off a performance, she notices that no one misses her after she doesn't show up for the ballet.missed her.
11th Aug '14 10:26:50 PM gallium
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Adapted from Vicki Baum's novel, this 1932 [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film was directed by Edmund Goulding and featured an all-star cast including Creator/GretaGarbo, John Barrymore, Creator/JoanCrawford, Wallace Beery, and Lionel Barrymore. It tells the intertwining stories of the various guests who check into Berlin's famous Grand Hotel (based on the RealLife Adlon Hotel):

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Adapted from Vicki Baum's novel, this 1932 [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film was directed by Edmund Goulding and featured an all-star cast AllStarCast including Creator/GretaGarbo, John Barrymore, Creator/JoanCrawford, Wallace Beery, and Lionel Barrymore.Creator/LionelBarrymore. It tells the intertwining stories of the various guests who check into Berlin's famous Grand Hotel (based on the RealLife Adlon Hotel):



* AllStarCast: In addition to Creator/GretaGarbo, there's also John Barrymore and his brother Lionel, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford and Lewis Stone. In fact, ''Grand Hotel'' was one of the first true "all-star cast" films.



* BeamMeUpScotty: Inverted; While some think that Creator/{{Greta Garbo}}'s "I want to be alone" line doesn't exist, she says it in this film.
** The confusion has probably arisen from a quote Garbo made herself in RealLife where she claimed that she never said that she wanted to be alone, but rather, that she wanted to be ''let'' alone.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/BusterKeaton was up for the Lionel Barrymore part. Garbo wanted her old boyfriend John Gilbert, a silent star whose career (like Keaton's) was in decline, to play the Baron.
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