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...
(starting to speak)
Hello, Mr. Meierheim?... Is that,
Mr. Meierheim?... This is Suzette...
Suzette, Madam Grusinskaya's maid...
to the rehearsal... No... Madam is
in a terrible state, she didn't sleep
all night -- She's very tired... No,
gave her a tablet of veronal... She's
sleeping now... You had better come
to the hotel, I'm afraid...
(receiver down - trick)
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.