Featuring Marlene Dietrich
Dir. Josef von Sternberg. 1932, 93 mins. 35mm. With Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant. Marlene Dietrich plays a housewife who leaves her American husband in order to fund his medical treatment by working in a nightclub. Although most famous for her gorilla-suited rendition of “Hot Voodoo,” Dietrich is great throughout, in her character’s easy and glamorous mastery not only of her act and shifting gender, but of the whole human space around her.
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