Music director Alfred Newman
Country United States
|Director Dorothy ArznerGeorge Fitzmaurice|
Release date February 1, 1934 (1934-02-01) (US)
Writer Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Willard Mack, Emile Zola (novel)
Directors Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice
Screenplay Willard Mack, Harry Wagstaff Gribble
Cast Anna Sten (Nana), Lionel Atwill (Colonel André Muffat), Richard Bennett (Gaston Greiner), Mae Clarke (Satin), Phillips Holmes (Lieutenant George Muffat), Muriel Kirkland (Mimi)
Similar movies Emile Zola wrote the story for Nana and Nana - the True Key of Pleasure
This version of Émile Zola's heroine was to be the vehicle for Sten's triumph as Samuel Goldwyn's trained, groomed and heavily promoted answer to Greta Garbo. Despite the big investment, the publicity help from William Randolph Hearst, and a record-breaking opening week at Radio City Music Hall, Sten was beautiful but disappointing.
Goldwyn's tutoring of Sten is mentioned in Cole Porter's 1934 song "Anything Goes" from the musical of the same name: "If Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction / Instruct Anna Sten in diction / Then Anna shows / Anything goes."
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The film was a box office disappointment.
ReferencesNana (1934 film) Wikipedia
Nana (1934 film) IMDb Nana (1934 film) themoviedb.org