A melodrama of frustrated desire played out in an endless succession of sumptuously curtained boudoirs, this 1926 film established Greta Garbo as the silent era’s most alluring enigma. The tragedy of Garbo’s career is that she lent her presence to so many mediocre films, and this Clarence Brown effort (his first of many with Garbo) is no exception. Turgid and stiff, it finds the magic only occasionally. With John Gilbert and Lars Hanson.