The scarlett empress, directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal
The work The scarlett empress, directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Calgary Public Library.

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  • FD_oBL6OL5g
Is active
  • True
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  • 2
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Label
  • The scarlett empress, directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal
Main title
  • The scarlett empress
Responsibility statement
  • directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal
Variant title
  • Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, The scarlett empress
Language
  • eng
Summary
  • Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef Von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich, kicking off what would become one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history
  • The spoiled princess Sophia Frederica is sent to Russia to marry the Grand Duke Peter, she is horrified to discover that her betrothed is a half-wit and her new home a macabre palace where depravity rules. Before long, however, she is initiated into the sadistic power politics that govern the court, paving the way for her transformation into the imperious libertine Catherine the Great
Characteristic
  • videorecording
Runtime
  • 104
Series statement
  • Criterion collection, 109
  • Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
Target audience
  • adult
Technique
  • live action
Contributor
Subject