Camille (1936)

The essence of Alexandre Dumas' lush romantic tragedy has never been as beautifully or faithfully captured as it is in this gorgeous MGM version that stars the extraordinary Greta Garbo in her finest hour as the doomed French kept woman… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1936
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

Miss Garbo has interpreted Marguerite Gautier with the subtlety that has earned for her the title, 'first lady of the screen.'

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Emanuel Levy

Garbo gives her most accomplished and touching performance in Cukor's 1937 version of Camille; Robert Taylor is good too as her younger lover.

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TV Guide

The great Garbo at her radiant peak, and certainly among the top five most romantic movies ever made.

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Adam Lippe

Garbo seems to be dying of an unspecified movie disease where star power is more apparent than actual illness. Issues of plausibility do not, however, get in the way of the snappy dialogue, which is a big surprise for such a standard melodrama.

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Christopher Null

Dreadfully boring romance 'classic' has Garbo as a 1847's French courtesan, trapped in a loveless relationship with a rich man while forsaking her younger, hotter lover.

Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Camille (1936) is one of the most romantically-atmospheric films ever made and a classic, well-known melodramatic love/tragedy

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

The first half is a bit slow and occasionally corny, but the second half, where Marguerite finds herself forced to make decisions instead of coyly putting them off, really picks up.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Solid, stolid, and not much fun. There are better Garbo films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Alexandre Dumas's courtesan falls for a rising nobleman, but her fast ways might bring shame on her new love. This is a strong adaptation of a classic… More
Jennifer Xu
This is one of the most soapy, manipulative period dramas I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. In light of the code no sex or heavy makeout is allowed, but… More
Devon Bott
Based on the play by Alexandre Dumas, "Camille" tells the story of Marguerite (Garbo), a woman who rises to the upper crust of parisian society… More
Cindy I
Greta Garbo is fantastic in this film of a ill French courtesan in love with a younger man, played by the gorgeous Robert Taylor. Garbo tends towards her silent… More
Aj V
A touching story, but the movie doesn't make it as exciting as it sounds.
jay nixon
garbo's best