Josef von Sternberg

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Dishonored

In Josef von Sternberg’s atmospheric spin on the espionage thriller, Marlene Dietrich further develops her shrewd star persona in the role of a widow turned streetwalker who is recruited to spy for Austria during World War I. Adopting the codename X-27, Dietrich’s wily heroine devotes her gifts for seduction and duplicity—as well as her musical talents—to the patriotic cause, until she finds a worthy adversary in a roguish Russian colonel (Victor McLaglen), who draws her into a fatal game of cat and mouse and tests the strength of her loyalties. Reimagining his native Vienna with customary extravagance, von Sternberg stages this story of spycraft as a captivating masquerade in which no one is who they seem and death is only a wrong note away.

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Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

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Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

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Cast
Marlene Dietrich
Marie Kolverer, a.k.a. X-27
Victor McLaglen
Colonel Kranau
Gustav von Seyffertitz
Director of the Austrian secret service
Warner Oland
Colonel von Hindau
Lew Cody
Colonel Kovrin
Barry Norton
Young lieutenant
Credits
Director
Josef von Sternberg
Story by
Josef von Sternberg
Screenplay by
Daniel N. Rubin
Photographed by
Lee Garmes
Music by
Karl Hajos
Art direction by
Hans Dreier
Costume design by
Travis Banton
Sound by
Harry D. Mills

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