FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926) with short
The Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926) with short
When Louis B. Mayer first paired Greta Garbo with John Gilbert for this adaptation of Herman Sudermann's novel The Undying Past, he had no idea that he was about to start a five-alarm fire. Garbo and Gilbert immediately fell for each other on the set, and their passion is so palpable they burn up the screen. Leo von Harden (Gilbert), and Ulrich von Eltz (Lars Hansen), two young men eternally bonded by a friendship sworn in blood, are torn apart by the maddeningly beautiful Felicitas (Garbo). Director Clarence Brown who was Garbo's favorite adds a sly psychosexual subtext, and pours on so much pictorially lascivious eroticism that its hard to believe the film managed to get past American censors. Presented in a new print from The Library of Congress. Live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by DENNIS JAMES. Preceeded by short A WOMAN'S DUEL (1906).



The Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States

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