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The Painted Veil

1934 film by Richard Boleslawski

The Painted Veil

Released 1934 (88 years, 9 months ago)

Director Richard Boleslawski
Duration 83 minutes
Genre drama film and film adaptation
Composer Herbert Stothart
Production company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter John Meehan, Salka Viertel and John Meehan
Producer Hunt Stromberg

About The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil is a 1934 American drama film directed by Richard Boleslawski and starring Greta Garbo. The film was produced by Hunt Stromberg for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1925 novel The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham, with a screenplay by John Meehan, Salka Viertel, and Edith Fitzgerald, the film is about a woman who accompanies her new husband to China while he conducts medical research. Feeling neglected by her husband, the woman soon falls in love with a handsome diplomatic attaché. The film score was by Herbert Stothart, the cinematography by William H. Daniels, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons, and the costume design by Adrian. The film earned $1,658,000 at the box office.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


92 years, 9 months, 5 days


58 years, 10 months, 21 days

Born first

3 October 1879

Died first

6 August 1938

Born last

26 April 1914

Died last

25 July 1993