Grand Hotel script
Grand Hotel (1932)
Synopsis: Grand Hotel is a 1932 American Pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum. As of 2016, it is the only film to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture without being nominated in any other category. The film was remade as Week-End at the Waldorf in 1945, and also served as the basis for the 1989 stage musical of the same title. During the 1970s, a remake, to be set at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel, was considered.

At the conclusion of Senf's speech, CAMERA MOVES TO NEXT

BOOTH. Thru the glass door we see Preysing approaching from

desk. He enters booth and commences conversation:


Hello! Long Distance?,... Get off

the wire... No... I was talking to

Fredersdorf... What?,... Oh...

Hello!... Is that you dear?... How

is everything at home?... What do

you hear from the factory?... No...

How are the children?... I left my

shaving set at home... Yes, is your

father there?... Hello, father?...

Our stock has gone down twenty-three

points. If our merger with the Saxonia

doesn't go through -- I don't know

what we can do... Hello, hello...

yes, papa. Rely on me -- everything

depends on Manchester... If they

refuse to come in -- well, we will

be in bad shape... no... Rely on me,

I'll make it go through -- I'll make

it go through... Waiting?... Yes,

I'm still speaking...

THE CAMERA THEN PANS TO Suzette. Suzette is already in the

booth and she is waiting for Mr. Meierheim to come on.


(starting to speak)

Hello, Mr. Meierheim?... Is that,

Mr. Meierheim?... This is Suzette...

Suzette, Madam Grusinskaya's maid...

No... Madam Grusinskaya will not go

to the rehearsal... No... Madam is

in a terrible state, she didn't sleep

all night -- She's very tired... No,

I'm speaking from a booth -- I didn't

want to speak in front of her... I

gave her a tablet of veronal... She's

sleeping now... You had better come

to the hotel, I'm afraid...

PAN TO BARON just entering booth. He is lighting a cigarette.

(receiver down - trick)

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William A. Drake

December 9, 1899 in Dayton, Ohio, USA October 28, 1965 (age 65) in Los Angeles, California, USA more…

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