What were Greta Garbo’s first spoken words on film? June 22, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies & TV “Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, baby.” were Greta Garbo’s first spoken words on film. She said them in Anna Christie (1930). Related PostsHow old was Greta Garbo when she retired from the movie business?In what movie does Greta Garbo say, “I want to be alone” and to whom does she say it?What were Spencer Tracy’s last words on film?What is the first spoken line in Citizen Kane (1941)?When was English first spoken in England?