Peter the Tramp

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Luffar-Petter (Peter the tramp), a silent film made in Sweden in 1922, was the first film in which the Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo (1905–90) appeared. Still known by her original name of Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, Garbo was at the time a simple, unknown actress still learning her craft. This short comedy was the starting point from which Garbo was launched on a path to major roles in Swedish and Hollywood films and to stardom. Presented here is the film poster for Luffar-Petter, which was created some seven years after the release of the film, when Garbo had already achieved international acclaim. Greta Lovisa Gustafsson is prominently featured in the poster and listed by her screen name. Also featured is the director, Erik Arthur Petschler (1881–1945), who is credited with having given Garbo her first part in a commercial film. Garbo’s best-known movies include Anna Christie (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), Anna Karenina (1935), and Ninotchka (1939).

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Stockholm

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Borgmästarens flickor - Luffar-Petter

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1 poster

Last updated: February 12, 2016