Courtesy of BFI


Part of Fashion in Film Festival: If Looks Could Kill
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Dir. Frank Borzage. 1936, 89 mins. With Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper. Costumes by Travis Banton. Dietrich’s foxy siren Madeleine makes for a supremely aristocratic crook in this Hollywood story set in France and Spain. Dressed for success in magnificent gowns by Travis Banton, Paramount’s star costume designer of the 1920s and 1930s, Madeleine uses her “European” elegance and glamour to fool and seduce everyone, only to get closer to that rare string of pearls. But who can hold that against the girl?

Free with Museum admission.