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Onscreen credits did not mention that this film was based on Alphonse Daudet's novel. Among the many films based on Daudet's novel are: a 1913 Majestic film entitled Sapho, which starred Florence Roberts; a 1917 Paramount film, also entitled Sapho, directed by Hugh Ford and starring Pauline Frederick and Frank Losee (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3853 and F1.3554); and the 1934 French film Sapho directed by Lonce Perret and starring Mary Marquet and Jean Max. A biography of Greta Garbo noted that the actress had difficulties with director Clarence Brown, whom she called "old-fashioned." Although Garbo reportedly threatened to walk off the picture, return to Sweden and never work for Brown again, she completed the film and later went on to do two more films with the director.