As You Desire Me
As You Desire Me (1932)

In this film, Greta Garbo plays a down-in-the-dumps amnesiac who ends up singing in a low-life nightclub and putting up with the advances of a crude novelist. She'd have remained in this miserable state were it not for the fact that… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1932
DVD Release Date: November 21, 1990
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Variety Staff

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

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.

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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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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