cauldron that is near the edge. We see the soup fall and
Preysing. Preysing has been waiting, with his serviette
tear the place down.
(near Preysing's elbow)
(in same voice)
Telephone -- from Fredersdorf --
Bellboy is with Preysing.
Yes, Mr. Preysing --
They've gone -- Just a moment, sir...
You told me it was on -- you said
the call was through.
(he waits irritably)
Who's in number three?
Senf -- the hall porter.
(Girl looks off at...)
Yes, it's Senf, the head porter,
Grand Hotel... Are you at the
Clinic?,... How's my wife?,... Is
she in pain?,... Isn't the child
coming soon?,... Patience! It's easy
for you to talk... Get away?,... No,
I can't -- I'd lose my job. It's
like being in jail. Oh, I hope the
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.