Friday, December 23, 2011

Photo of the Day

Charles Boyer, as Napoleon, and Greta Garbo in CONQUEST

A historical/quasi-swashbuckler/costume drama/romantic flick that can be categorize as borderline PEP genre film. The film was in black & white but this is an actual color photo of the production. Quite stunning. It should have been filmed in color.

I love Garbo (she's my favorite actress), Boyer is excellent as Napoleon (even though he's a bit too tall) and admire director Clarence Brown's body of work but this project was truly misconceived. A romantic drama with Napoleon? As misguided as JUPITER'S DARLING, you know, the romantic musical comedy about Hannibal.


purpletc said...

Garbo....I love her too! fact Ninotchka is one of my favorite comedies.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Ninotchka is MY favorite comedy ever