Thursday, February 9, 2012
Great On Screen Couples: Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor.
Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor, performed together in Greta Garbo's personal favorite of all her films, Camille (1936). Greta Garbo never looked better then she did in this romantic drama about a woman named Marguerite Gauthier, who was born into a lower class family, but becomes well known as Dame Camille, living in Paris, high society.
Camille, after many years of living as a mistress of wealthy Baron de Varville, falls in love with a handsome young man named, Armand. She is willing to give up her comfortable life with the Baron to be with him. Armand's father begs Camille, to break it off with his son, knowing her past will ruin his future.
Knowing that he is right, Camille breaks it off with Armand and soon after she comes down with tuberculosis. The film ends with Camille's heart breaking death in the arms of the only man she's ever loved.
Please click here for Camille movie review.
The film inspired Milton Benjamin to write and publish a song called "I'll Love Like Robert Taylor, Be My Greta Garbo".