Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalized on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a US citizen in 1937; during World War II, she was a high-profile front-line entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s through the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.

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A Foreign Affair (1948)

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lund  •  Millard Mitchell

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lund  •  Millard Mitchell

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

The Blue Angel (1930)

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Kurt Gerron  •  Rosa Valetti

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Kurt Gerron  •  Rosa Valetti

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

Morocco (1930)

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Ullrich Haupt

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Ullrich Haupt

No Highway (1951)

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Glynis Johns  •  Jack Hawkins

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Glynis Johns  •  Jack Hawkins

Rancho Notorious (1952)

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Gloria Henry

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Gloria Henry

Stage Fright (1950)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Bruce Cabot  •  Roland Young  •  Theresa Harris

In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Bruce Cabot  •  Roland Young  •  Theresa Harris

The Scarlet Empress (1934)

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lodge  •  Sam Jaffe  •  Louise Dresser

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lodge  •  Sam Jaffe  •  Louise Dresser

Touch of Evil (1958)

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Calleia

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Calleia

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Charles Laughton  •  Elsa Lanchester

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Charles Laughton  •  Elsa Lanchester

Shanghai Express (1932)

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Clive Brook  •  Anna May Wong  •  Warner Oland

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Clive Brook  •  Anna May Wong  •  Warner Oland

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  William Holden  •  Grégoire Aslan  •  Raymond Bussières

Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  William Holden  •  Grégoire Aslan  •  Raymond Bussières

That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

I Kiss Your Hand, Madame (1929)

Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski, who now works as waiter but do not tell her. When she hears from her husband he is a waiter, she thinks Lerksi lies and throws him out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Land
CAST:  Harry Liedtke  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Pierre de Guingand  •  Károly Huszár

Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski, who now works as waiter but do not tell her. When she hears from her husband he is a waiter, she thinks Lerksi lies and throws him out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Land
CAST:  Harry Liedtke  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Pierre de Guingand  •  Károly Huszár

The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

In the carnival in Spain in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the exiled republican Antonio Galvan comes from Paris masquerade to enjoy the party and visit his friend Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar. However, he flirts with the mysterious Concha Perez ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Lionel Atwill  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  Alison Skipworth

In the carnival in Spain in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the exiled republican Antonio Galvan comes from Paris masquerade to enjoy the party and visit his friend Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar. However, he flirts with the mysterious Concha Perez ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef von Sternberg
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Lionel Atwill  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  Alison Skipworth

The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Bold, eccentric Broadway performer Elizabeth Madden befuddles her handlers by coming home with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband to make adoption viable. She offers her new obstetrician Dr. McBain help with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Aline MacMahon  •  Stanley Ridges

Bold, eccentric Broadway performer Elizabeth Madden befuddles her handlers by coming home with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband to make adoption viable. She offers her new obstetrician Dr. McBain help with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Aline MacMahon  •  Stanley Ridges

The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)

Compilation of lighting and costume tests from various films, most notably Sternberg's The Devil Is a Woman (1935).  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Joan Bennett  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Carole Lombard

Compilation of lighting and costume tests from various films, most notably Sternberg's The Devil Is a Woman (1935).  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Joan Bennett  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Carole Lombard
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