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Grand Hotel

Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Robert McWade, Purnell Pratt, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Rafaela Ottiano, Morgan Wallace, Tully Marshall, Frank Conroy, Murray Kinnell, Edwin Maxwell
barbital | Veronal | chloroform | ethyl alcohol-wormwood-green anise
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Ballet master Pimenov tells tells Baron Felix von Geigern, “... tonight we’re a little bit nervous.” (0:06)

Dancer Grusinskaya tells her maid Suzette, “Not even the Veronal can help to sleep.”
Pimenov tells Grusinskaya, ”She still has her stage fright.”
Grusinskaya: “It’s not stage fright.”
Her manager Meierheim asks Grusinskaya, “... or are we all mad.” (0:20)

His accomplice suggests to von Geigern, “Chloroform on a handkerchief from behind while you’re on the job.”
von Geigern: ”I know all about chloroform.” (0:27)

Grusinskaya prepares to kill herself with an overdose. (0:39)

Dr. Otternschlag: “Mr. Kringelein, you are drunk.” (0:43)

Mr. Kringelein, looking at himself in his mirror: “Mr. Kringelein, you’re drunk.” (0:43)

Grusinskaya tells Pimenov, “Meierheim is mad. You’re mad. We’re all mad.” (0:56)

Stenographer Flaemmchen tells the bartender she wants “Absinthe.” (1:04)

Director Preysing tells Flaemmchen, referring to Kringelein, “Ah, the man’s crazy.” (1:12)

Von Geigern addresses Kringelein: “You old drunkard.” (1:23)

Men load von Geigern’s coffin into a hearse. (1:41)

Flaemmchen and Kringelein share their grief at the death of von Geigern. (1:44)

Reference in Zelig.