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Mata Hari (1931) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Fitzmaurice and produced by Irving Thalberg and George Fitzmaurice.

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Mata Hari (George Fitzmaurice, 1931)

By Judy on Aug 24, 2016 From Movie Classics

Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore This is my very belated contribution to the Barrymore Trilogy blogathon – many apologies for being so late (I forgot the blogathon’s date), but please do visit Crystal’s blog, In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, to read the other entries.? Th... Read full article


MATA HARI: Garbo goes undercover

By FlickChick on Sep 5, 2014 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the World War One in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently and Silent-ology. Click HERE for more war to end all wars brilliance. MATA HARI Rhianna and JLo got nothing on this fashionista "Mata Hari. She makes love for the papers." Alicia Huberman, Notorious ... Read full article


Mata Hari, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 26th, 1931. (4)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

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Mata Hari, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 26th, 1931. (3)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

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Mata Hari, Happy Anniversary! Opened December 26th, 1931.

By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

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Lt. Alexis Rosanoff: What's the matter, Mata?


Andriani: A spy in love is a tool that has outlived its usefulness.


Andriani: The only way to resign from our profession is to die.


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Facts about

The third and final film in which Ramon Novarro and Lewis Stone both appeared, though they have no scenes together.
Major Thomas Coulson's 1930 book, "Mata Hari: Courtesan and Spy", piqued interest in turning it into a movie, but an MGM executive said that no one book was the basis of their movie. Mata hari translates to "eye of the day" in Indonesian (and Malay), and is the most common word for "sun" in those languages. Censors of many cities required cuts in the movie, which was typical of many pre-code films. When MGM applied to the Hays Office for a certificate in 1936 for re-release, it was refused. However, a certificate was issued in 1939, when the movie was re-released.
While this film was in production, rumors began circulating that co-stars Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro were having an affair. This was untrue, but they did develop a strong friendly rapport.
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