Garbo Talks

Synopsis: Estelle is a one-person protest army: she goes to jail over grocery prices, shames construction workers for catcalls to passing women, and won't cross a picket line for her son's wedding. She also loves Garbo films: when she learns she has a brain tumor and six months to live, she decides she must meet Garbo. Her dutiful son Gilbert, a Manhattan accountant named for Garbo's co-star, hires a paparazzo to show him Garbo's flat, stakes it out, gets a job delivering food there, seeks her on Fire Island, and tracks her to a Sixth Avenue flea market. As his obsession distances him from his wife, he's drawn to a struggling actress he meets at work. Can he find Garbo; if so, will she talk?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


I will take you away from Paris,

far from our bad memories.

Where the sun will help

me take care of you

and will restore you to health.

We will come back to where

we were happy, one summer.

Oh, if only we could...

We can, we'll go, as

soon as you get better.

I can not.

Nanine. Nanine!

Nanine, go quickly

get the doctor.

The doctor...

If he can not make me live,

how could it?

No, do not say that, Marguerite.

You will live.

You must live.

Maybe it's better if I

live in your heart,

where the world can not see me.

If I die,

nothing will be left of our love.

Do not say that, Marguerite.

Even if we have

to leave today...

My God.

Think how happy we

will be, happy again.

Think of the day we found

the four leaf clover

and all the luck

he will bring us.

Think of the wishes of

Nichette and Gustave

and to those we are going

to do to each other.

It's for life, Marguerite.



Do not leave me.

Marguerite, come back.

Come back.

I had to go to credit service on the 7th.

There was a tail not possible.

I had a lot of other things to do.

Finally, I'm talking to

someone about the problem.

She said, "We could have

done it on the spot."

And nobody seemed to care.

Nobody apologized.

Nobody said, "I'm sorry for

the occasional accident."

In California, I would

have been apologized.

In California, a

salesman has feelings.

Gillie, I want to go

back to Los Angeles.

I want both of us to leave.

I talked to dad.

He will give us the money.

There is so much to

do in California.

You can find everything you

want at an hour's drive.


Where is my coat rack?

Elaine, did you

see my coat rack?

Elaine, do you have...

Elaine, did you see my...

You're not Elaine.

I am Harriet.

Where is Elaine?

I do not know.

It's not my calculator.

This is not my machine to write.

Who are they?

You were transferred there

in the hall, Gilbert.

Room 2601.

Elaine, what's going on?

Kellerman had a promotion.

They transferred

it to your office.

I am supposed to work here?

There is no window.

There is a Rauschenberg.

No, I can not work in there.

I take care of the Xerox, Gilbert.


Mr. Plotkin?

We moved your office.

We needed it for Kellerman.

I knew you would understand.

Yes, but...

- It's a big deal for Kellerman, the office.

He is a little too worried about his image.

Not you, Gilbert.

You could do a good

job everywhere.

You can balance accounts

at Sardi restaurant.

I am working on your increase.

If we get it, you

take me to Sardi.

Gilbert Rolfe.

No... right now.

- What's the matter?

- My mother is in jail.


I am thirsty.

I said I was thirsty.

What must we pay to

have some water?

If we were in the desert,

I would not insist.

I will take note of it.

But we are in the middle of New York.

At 10th Street and 7th Avenue.

There must be a paper glass

and water flowing somewhere!

They give nothing in

detention, cherish.

False. I was arrested

last month in Brooklyn.

I was given a sandwich

and some cigarettes.

A mozzarella.

I'm here for Estelle Rolfe.

I am his son.

$ 500 deposit.

Sign the two copies.

Is she.

I told you that I did

not want you to come.

I can take care of myself.

What am I supposed to do?

Your lawyer calls me to the office.

He leaves a message

to the receptionist.

Do you imagine how big I am?

There is no reason.

Your hearing will take place

on the 5th of next month.

Nothing in life should

ever annoy you.

I've always taught you.

Mom, you live in your own world.

No, I have company,

you, maybe not.

Water, everywhere, and

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