Greta Garbo made a smashing American film debut as a Spanish peasant who becomes an opera diva in TORRENT, a well-made and poignant love story based on the novel by Vincente Blasco-Ibanez.
Spanish aristocrat Don Rafael Brull (Ricardo Cortez) falls in love with Leonora Moreno (Greta Garbo), the beautiful daughter of one of his family's peasant tenants. His cruel mother Dona Bernarda (Martha Mattox) tries to break up the romance by dispossessing Leonora's family. Rafael promises to
come to Leonora's aid, but his mother forbids him to meet with her. Leonora goes to Paris to pursue a singing career and she becomes a phenomenally successful opera star called "La Brun...