PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
After Peppy Miller visits George Valentin at his mansion, she says to her male companion in the car, "Take me home. I want to be alone." This can be seen as a reference to the infamous line uttered by Greta Garbo in the film Grand Hotel (1932), "I want to be alone." Greta Garbo... ...
I won't work anymore. It's either him or me.
Peppy Miller: What I mean is, it's him AND me! Or it's neither of us!
Peppy Miller: Hey, I'm blackmailing you! Get it?
In the filming for the start of the sound era, a noisy "unblimped" motion picture camera is shown doing the shooting. Early sound movies would have used either an enclosing thick metal "blimp" to mute the camera noise, or a noise-deadening booth containing both camera and cameraman.
In the credits for the baseball movie, "Jackie Cooler" plays "The Fridge."
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$204,878 (USA) (18 November 2011)
$44,667,095 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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