As You Desire Me
As You Desire Me (1932)

This complex '30s film is based upon a play by Pirandello which involved a hapless amnesiac. In As You Desire Me, the legendary Greta Garbo plays a down-in-the-dumps amnesiac (she can't recall who her husband is) who ends up singing… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 21, 1990
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A romantic problem play interestingly played by the fascinating Greta Garbo, treated in a manner of high drama. The original hasn't been broadly hoked in the manner that Metro has so often followed.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A bizarre, always fascinating film with two of the world's most intriguing characters -- Garbo and von Stroheim -- who square off in histrionic battle.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Garbo (sporting a peroxide wig some of the time) brings a real erotic undertow to the love scenes, while Stroheim is terrific as the demonically sadistic writer trying to model her as one of his own creations.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

It may be slow moving and a shade creaky today, but this Greta Garbo vehicle positively smoulders, and contains some of the most overt sensuality you're likely to see in a Hollywood movie of the period.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

[Garbo] rises far above the story as it comes to the screen, but because of her impeccable performance the picture never fails to captivate one's interest.

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Film4

The story becomes more and more improbable with every reel, but Garbo's electrifyingly erotic central performance just about keeps things interesting enough.

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