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The Painted Veil (1934) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Richard Boleslawski and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

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By RBuccicone on Sep 5, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

The Painted Veil (1934) Ah, Greta Garbo. This Swedish actor played foreign women of many origins during her celebrated career and no one in America seemed to mind if her accent wasn’t quite right. She also played parts that took her characters all over the world. In The Painted Veil, Garbo is ... Read full article


The Painted Veil (1934).

By Dawn on Sep 27, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Painted Veil (1934). Directed by Ryszard Boles?awski. Cast: Greta Garbo Herbert Marshall, Warner Oland and Jean Hersholt. After her sister Olga gets married, Katrin, the daughter of an Austrian medical professor, dreams of leaving her boring life in, Austria. When Dr. Walter Fane, a British bac... Read full article


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Jack Townsend: [to Katrin] Why can't we be unhappy together?


Katrin Koerber Fane: The water has to boil?
Dr. Walter Fane: They say the longer you watch it, the longer it takes.


Deputy Commissioner Waddington: [Offering scotch whiskey to Fane] Stay full of this. Leaves no room for the cholera.


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Most contemporary reviewers list Beulah Bondi in the role of Frau Koerber, but Bodil Rosing is credited onscreen and is in the movie. She probably replaced Bondi in the retakes. Similarly, Billy Bevan was replaced by Hans von Morhart.
Because some preview reviewers felt the opening scenes were much too drawn out, the film was cut and some retakes were made.
Queen Christina and The Painted Veil, which were both huge hits in Europe (making twice their budget in the UK alone), but were underwhelming US successes.
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