Grand Hotel (1932)

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Grand Hotel is a 1932 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake and Béla Balázs 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. As of 2014, the film is the only one to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture without it or its participants being nominated in any other category.

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Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come... (source:


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Characters appearing in the movie Grand Hotel.

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Full cast list for the movie Grand Hotel.
Grusinskaya - the Dancer

The Baron

Flaemmchen - the Stenographer

General Director Preysing

Otto Kringelein

Doctor Otternschlag

Senf - the Porter








Dr. Waitz

Young Girl in Lobby

Max Barwyn
Hotel Guest, Gambler

Mrs. Hoffman - Young Honeymooner

Hotel Manager


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List of Grand Hotel quotes.

Grusinskaya: I want to be alone. I think I have never been so tired in my life.

Dr. Otternschlag: Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

Dr. Otternschlag: When a man's collar is an inch too big for him I know he's ill.


Trailer for the movie Grand Hotel.
Grand Hotel (1932) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date12 April 1932
TaglineThank The Stars For A Great Entertainment !
GenreDrama, Romance
Filming LocationsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassEnsemble Film, Melodrama, Romantic Drama
MoodHigh on Emotion
ThemesStar-Crossed Lovers, Jewel Theft, All Washed Up, Dancer's Life
TonesMelancholy, Passionate, Elegant, Sentimental, Lavish

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