Josef von Sternberg

The Devil Is a Woman

The Devil Is a Woman

Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich went out with a bang in their final film together, The Devil Is a Woman, a surreal tale of erotic passion and danger set amid the tumult of carnival in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Spain. Through a series of flashbacks, Captain Costelar (Lionel Atwill) recounts to the young Antonio Galvan (Cesar Romero) the story of his harrowing affair with the notorious seductress Concha Perez (Dietrich), warning his listener to gird himself against her charms. Despite his counsel, Galvan falls under Concha’s spell, leading to a violent denouement. Ever the ornate visual stylist, von Sternberg evokes Spanish culture with a touch of the luridly fantastic, further elevated by Travis Banton’s opulent costume design and award-winning cinematography by von Sternberg himself.

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Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

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Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

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The Devil Is a Woman
Cast
Marlene Dietrich
Concha Perez
Lionel Atwill
Captain Don Pasqual “Pasqualito” Costelar
Edward Everett Horton
Governor Don Paquito
Alison Skipworth
Señora Perez
Cesar Romero
Antonio Galvan
Don Alvarado
Morenito
Tempe Pigott
Tuerta
Francisco Moreno
Alphonso
Credits
Director
Josef von Sternberg
Photographed by
Josef von Sternberg
Screenplay by
Jon Dos Passos
From the novel The Woman and the Puppet by
Pierre Louÿs
Edited by
Sam Winston
Music based on
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Songs by
Leo Robin
Songs by
Ralph Rainger
Costume design by
Travis Banton

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