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Remake of Grand Hotel, really?
- Maria Ramos
Love Grand Hotel with Greta Garbo, but Weekend at the Waldorf is a movie on to it self! Love the actors, Van Johnson, Lana Turner and Ginger Rogers. But OMG love Walter Pidgeon! I like this movie more because it is more culturally diverse. Love the Latin Music and dance numbers. I have been at the Waldorf Astoria for special occasions, never and guest, so it is exciting to see all the drama that the characters bring to the Waldorf in this movie.
Bob Graham (singer in Week-end at the Waldorf)
- Laura Hartwell
I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting and talking with Mr. Graham a couple times at the retirement home where he lived in Florida over the past few years. I am sad to report that Mr. Graham passed away last month. He had a beautiful voice, was quite a talented actor, and was also a war vetaran.
No "Grand Hotel" But Very Good.
Like GRAND HOTEL, WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF has aged well and doesn't get boring with repeat viewings; but it doesn't have the mega star power of GH which was MGM's first attempt at grouping multiple A list actors in one film. While Garbo and the Barrymores raise GH to a level that WALDORF doesn't quite reach the acting, storyline and direction is still first rate.
OK, I do like it...
- Asa Quon
After reading my own review of "Weekend...", I watched "Grand Hotel" again (three times), and have change of heart: I do like it. But I still consider "Weekend..." a better film in all respects of the critera listed for the ratings in this webpage.
Great film !
- Asa Quon
This is a great film. I love it. In contrast, I don't really like "Grand Hotel", which I consider over-rated. There is little I don't like about Weekend: it has drama, comedy, romance...what's missing is Ginger dancing with Fred.
Important 1945 film.
The most important thing about this film is the drama that Van Johnson's war weary WW II veteran faces at the homefront with battle fatigue. This film shows a change in the countries consioucness by address the problems faced by returning soldiers. It is not the only movie to do so and I wish his character was explored more. Over all this is an important film in the history of Hollywood. Prior to the wars end most movies were filled with heroic propaganda to uplift the country, instead of showcasing the horrors of war. Van Johnson is a veteran at playing these types of emotionally wounded soldiers. He is the best part of this picture.
Truly a Classic
This movie is fabulous. The writing is so clever in showing how you life can change in the course of one weekend. The acting is amazing and you won't be disappointed!
"Week-end at the Waldorf" is so fun to watch, I stayed up until 5 in the morning watching! I will watch it again!!!