This highly impressive transfer of the first really worthwhile Garbo classic is indispensable and untterly enjoyable throughout, even if TCM's obsession to put the emphasis more on the scores than on the classics themselves is, to say the least, very puzzling... Anyway, this gem is still one of the most gorgeous films ever made at MGM in the silent days, thanks to the impeccable visual intuition of the great, underrated Clarence Brown, the legendary dedication of the official star of the film, John Gilbert, and the participation of numerous actors, from Garbo herself(Guess what? She IS brilliant!)to her Swedish co-star from Gosta Berling, Lars Hanson. This is dazzling, pure, undiluted silent fare, in a beautiful print, from Kevin Brownlow and David Gill's series Thames Silents. Need I say more?