An actor-director match made in Hollywood heaven: Josef von Sternberg found the perfect muse for his sumptuous experiments in lighting and mise-en-scène in the glamorous Marlene Dietrich. Their seven films together “constitute one of the most dazzling runs of creativity in the history of the movies” (Dave Kehr, The New York Times). All films directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich.
Dietrich is a cabaret singer with a checkered past and a yen for a restless legionnaire.
Dietrich is notorious man-eater Shanghai Lily in this dreamlike exploration of light and shadow.
Dietrich rocketed to international superstardom as nightclub seductress Lola-Lola.
Marlene shows dazzling range—and dazzling array of costumes—in this WWI spy yarn.
Dietrich plays a Spanish seductress who drives rival suitors to extremes.
Cary Grant’s first leading role was this outlandish pre-Code gem.
Dietrich is S&M freak Catherine the Great in von Sternberg’s most over-the-top film.