George Cukor was one of Hollywood’s most successful and versatile filmmakers: a master of the musical drama, the screwball comedy, the domestic thriller, and the literary adaptation--not to mention a legendary director of actresses, guiding the likes of Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, and Judy Garland to career-defining performances. In collaboration with the Locarno Film Festival, New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting a complete overview--the first in many years in New York--of the director's remarkable career.

To drum up anticipation for the series that launches Dec. 13 (go here for the full lineup), Indiewire will be premiering exclusive retrospective trailers over the next few days for a number of the films playing. Today's pick: "Camille," starring Greta Garbo as a doomed 19th-century Parisian courtesan.