Camille (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes


Camille (1921)





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This is the third known film version of the drama taken from the novel by Alexander Dumas. Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino star in this feature that omits the death of the female lead as previously depicted in the book and earlier film versions. Camille is taunted and humiliated by Armand when she opts for the financial security of another to cover her gambling debts.


Alla Nazimova
as Marguerite
Arthur Hoyt
as Count De Varville
William Orlamond
as Msr. Duval
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Critic Reviews for Camille

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Nazimova totally immerses her own distinct personality into that of the famed heroine. Instead of the sinuous, clinging Nazimova, she appears an actress almost new-born for the part.

December 1, 2011 | Full Review…

There are occasional moments when Nazimova remembers that she is acting in the beautiful tragedy of Camille, and not posing for a full-page photograph in Vanity Fair, but those moments are very, very occasional. Beyond

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Camille

Alla Nazimova is probably an acquired taste, as her appearance in 'Camille' (that poofy hair!) and her overly dramatic emoting create quite a combination. (Perhaps she's like blue cheese, strong, will make you sit up and take notice maybe not always in a good way, but somehow grows on you ... but I digress.) Together with heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, the film tells the story of the doomed love affair between a young law student and a society woman who is kept by rich suitors. There are some scenes that are touching and others that are too drawn out, but the Art Deco set designs from Natacha Rambova (who would later marry Valentino) are fantastic throughout, and the biggest reason to see the film. The story itself and the acting aren't going to blow you away, but it's watchable despite its unevenness.

Antonius Block
Antonius Block

Super Reviewer


Great sets but everything else is why silents are often derided. Nazimova could not possibly be more affected or more of a screen hog relegating everyone else to the sidelines. Her hair is a rat's nest of staggering proportions. Valentino's part is small and while he's not great he's better than almost everyone else. An artifact.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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