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Blonde Venus, directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal

Label
Blonde Venus, directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Blonde Venus
Responsibility statement
directed by Josef von Sternberg ; Universal
Runtime
94
Series statement
Criterion collection, 934Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
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 historyUnfolding episodically, the film tells the story of Helen, once a German chanteuse, now an American housewife, who returns to the stage after her husband falls ill; she then becomes the mistress of a millionaire, in a slide from loving martyr to dishonored woman
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
resource.variantTitle
Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, Blonde Venus

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