Flesh and the Devil
Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Flesh and the Devil is a romantic melodrama that is most memorable for its nostalgic evocation of an impossibly elegant Austria, as well as for an erotically charged Communion service.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1926
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A corking story, exceptionally acted and cleverly directed. A lot of glory to be distributed among all concerned.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Turgid and stiff, it finds the magic only occasionally.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Garbo is mesmerising in this wild and heated romance that has to be considered in context to cope with the excesive aesthetic and thematic melodrama.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Miss Garbo is undeniably alluring as Felicitas. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Hansen give sound performances in their respective roles.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

They *do not* make 'em like this anymore, and even when they did, the results were rarely this emphatic and grand.

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TV Guide

A well crafted but creaky vehicle.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Much ado about nothing, really, but Garbo is as luminous as ever, thanks to William Daniels' camerawork.

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Steve Crum

Somewhat notorious Garbo vehicle which co-stars real life lover, John Gilbert.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Garbo & Gilbert at their steamy, sultry silent peak.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
One of the best romantic melodramas I've seen from the 20s so far. The acting is great, the story is heartbreaking, and the cinematography is really cool… More
Cindy I
Excellent film. I had heard about this for years and it didn't disappoint. A familiar story -- a love triangle -- handled well, good performances,… More
jay nixon
Famed silent is for the time period a well made melodrama. The story is of no real consequence and now seems very familiar as it probably was at the time of… More
Stella Dallas
a little melodramatic for my taste but the romantic charms of vienna and garbo and gilbert's great chemistry carry the film. garbo was just 21 and soon… More