Passed | | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
In a package deal, MGM purchased both the stage and film rights of Vicki Baum's novel, Menschen im Hotel, for $35,000. The play was a spectacular hit on Broadway, and recouped the studio's initial investment before a single frame of the film was shot.
And what do you do in the Grand Hotel? Eat. Sleep. Loaf around. Flirt a little, dance a little. A hundred doors leading to one hall. No one knows anything about the person next to them. And when you leave, someone occupies your room, lies in your ...
As Grusinskaya is on the phone (while the Baron is watching), she holds the receiver with different hands between shots.
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