Flesh and the Devil Poster

Release Date: 1927

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
In this silent drama, lifelong school chums Leo (John Gilbert) and Ulrich (Lars Hanson) are soldiers in the German army. Leo falls in love with Countess Felicitas (Greta Garbo) and courts her, which enrages her husband (Marc McDermott). When Leo fights a duel with and kills the Count, he is deployed to Africa for five years as punishment. Leo returns to find that Ulrich has fallen for Felicitas, but she resumes her amorous pursuit of Leo, thus pushing the limits of their friendship.

Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent, William Orlamond, George Fawcett, Eugenie Besserer, Marc McDermott

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Friendship, Friend, Forbidden love, Melodramatic, Transformation, Love triangle, Rivalry, Soldier