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Nana  (1934)
August 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Nana  (1934)

Sworn not to accept her late mother's fate of poverty and powerlessness, Nana, a woman of the streets, sees a rapid change in fortune when an impresario refashions her as a chanteuse, and she becomes the toast of Paris.  Recognizing the hypocrisy and weakness of a succession of suitors, she manipulates first one, then another, until the possibility of true love appears—though perhaps too late.

Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.  Producer: Samuel Goldwyn.  Director: Dorothy Arzner.  Screenwriter: Willard Mack, Henry Wagstaff Gribble.  Cinematographer: Gregg Toland.  Editor: Frank Lawrence.  With: Anna Sten, Lionel Atwill, Richard Bennett, Phillips Holmes, Mae Clarke.  35mm, b/w, 87 min.