Jan 26, 2024

On YouTube--Magnificent Marlene Dietrich Moments: The von Sternberg Years


The seven films director Josef von Sternberg made with Marlene Dietrich are a remarkable record of the filmmaker’s obsession with his star. From the cheap cabaret of The Blue Angel to the grandeur of The Scarlet Empress, von Sternberg explored different settings, but coached Dietrich to maintain a familiar array of characteristics in each film. From the way she moved and spoke, to the little bits of business that gave the woman she played life, there is one Dietrich who rises out of the seven women she played for the director who made her not only a star, but a legend. 

Films in video: 
The Blue Angel (1930) 
Morocco (1930) 
Dishonored (1931) 
Shanghai Express (1932) 
Blonde Venus (1932) 
The Scarlet Empress (1934) 
The Devil is a Woman (1935)

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