Quite by accident I saw this film and "Bridget Jones Diary (2001)" on consecutive evenings; both are about women of a similar age with somewhat similar dilemmas. Their approach (as films), however, is two generations apart--with the contemporary one rather shallow, the former (Camille), more idyllic and, in my opinion, more satisfactory.
Camille (an odd title--flowers?) is about Marguerite Gautier (Greta Garbo), a Parisian woman of the 19th century torn between love and money. The main attraction of this film is its romance. Robert Taylor, as Armand Duvall, shows undying love to Marguerite, in spite of his occasional jealousy. She, who initially resists his advances because she is practical and worldly, is eventually taken by his devotion. Armand's father (Lionel Barrymore) intervenes--leading to a sacrifice by her, and, eventually, tragedy.
The Baron (money), is a superbly-played character and not so hateful as many reviewers imply. He, too, makes a noble sacrifice. There is a great scene where he plays an incredible piano amidst a very tense moment.
This film, because of its age, may not seem readily accesible to the contemporary viewer. But in spite of such it did not take long before this viewer was sold on watching it all. "Camille" is well done and, for those who really like romance, probably a classic film.