• Dir: Josef von Sternberg

  • USA, 1931, 92 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz

In a powerful role of a prostitute-turned-spy that even Greta Garbo had to reprise, Dietrich becomes a femme fatale who devotes her gifts for seduction to the patriotic cause – until her loyalty is put to the test in a fatal game of cat and mouse with a roguish Russian colonel and ends up in the political intrigue. An opulent re-imagination of his native Vienna, Sternberg’s espionage melodrama continues his examination of feminine mystique and tragic sacrifice on the altar of her love. Lauded by Godard as one of the ten best American sound films.

USA National Board of Review’s Top Ten


In-theatre Screening

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