Marlene Dietrich : the glamour collection

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Summary

  • Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission.

Notes

  • Collective title from disc labels.
  • Morocco adapted from "Amy Jolly" by Benno Vigny; The devil is a woman based on the story "La femme et la pantin" by Pierre Louys; Golden earrings from the novel by Yolanda Foldes.
  • Disc 1 is a double-sided disc.
  • Videodisc release of five motion pictures, originally produced in 1930-1947.
  • DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
  • In English with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles (Morocco).

Contents

  • Disc 1, Side A. Morocco / a Paramount Picture ; directed by Josef Von Sternberg ; adapted by Jules Furthman (1930; 92 min.) ; Blonde Venus / a Paramount Picture ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; by Jules Furthman and S.K. Lauren. (1932 ; 93 min.) -- Disc 1, Side B. The devil is a woman / a Paramount Picture ; Adolph Zukor presents a Josef von Sternberg production ; adapted by John Dos Passos ; continuity by S.K. Winston ; directed and photographed by Josef von Sternberg (1935; 79 min.) ; The flame of New Orleans / a Universal picture ; a Rene Clair production ; written by Norman Krasna ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; directed by Rene Clair (1941; 79 min.) -- Disc 2. Golden earrings / a Paramount picture ; a Mitchel Leisen production ; screen play by Abraham Polonsky, Frank Butler and Helen Deutsch ; produced by Harry Tugend ; directed by Mitchell Leisen (1947; 95 min.)
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