Grand Hotel

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"I want to be alone. I think I have never been so tired in my life."
"Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens."
Dr. Otternschlag

Adapted from Vicki Baum's novel, Grand Hotel is a 1932 Metro Goldwyn Mayer film, directed by Edmund Goulding and featuring an all-star cast including Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and Lionel Barrymore, won the Oscar for Best Picture. It tells the intertwining stories of the various guests who check into Berlin's famous Grand Hotel (based on the Real Life Adlon Hotel). Their stories are observed by Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone), who's too drunk to notice that stuff does happen in the Grand Hotel.

Grand Hotel was added to the National Film Registry in 2007.

Tropes used in Grand Hotel include: