In what movie does Greta Garbo say, “I want to be alone” and to whom does she say it? July 14, 2020 by Pamela Landy In Grand Hotel (1932), to John Barrymore, Greta Garbo says, “I want to be alone”. Related Answers What are the real names of these actors? How old was Greta Garbo when she retired from the movie business? What were Greta Garbo’s first spoken words on film? To whom does Marilyn Monroe say, “I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever”? What movie was advertised with the slogan “Garbo Talks”? Who wrote: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you,/ Weep, and you weep alone”?