Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

The Glamour Collection

DVD - 2006
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Morocco: a cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: an aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: at the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: an impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind-- to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: a Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission.


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Oct 09, 2017

I hadn't really watched much of Marlene Dietrich before. I thought going into movies that they would be formulaic, but all are quite different and present a talented actress. Getting to experience the era of these pictures was enjoyable.

Nov 13, 2016

OK. Here's a typical Marlene Dietrich "WTF!?" personal-quote for you to ponder over - "I never enjoyed working in film.".... (Oh? Really?)

Now, for starters - I'm not saying that the 5 star-vehicles contained in this "Glamour Collection" were crap - No - But, considering that Marlene Dietrich is viewed by many to be one of Hollywood's "greats" from its golden age - This group of films didn't come anywhere near to convincing me of her apparent "greatness".

In my opinion - Out of these 5 films (from the 30's and 40's) - There really wasn't a single stand-out in the lot.... Yeah. Sure. Both 1930's "Morocco" and 1932's "Blonde Venus" were definitely worth a view. But, unfortunately, with each of these 5 pictures the "girl-meets-boy" scenario that prevailed got more and more preposterous with each subsequent film, so, that by the time I got around to watching 1947's "Golden Earrings" my patience had been whittled right down to nearly nothing.

*Note* - Marlene Dietrich (a confirmed bisexual who openly admitted that women were, without question, more trouble than men) died in 1992 at the age of 90.... (*Be sure to watch the revealing "Out-Of-The-Closet" video-clip*)

Jun 08, 2016

See for the haunting 1930 masterpiece MOROCCO with Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper, especially its powerful finale. (Library disc may be worn.)


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