Dir. Kurt Bernhardt (1929).
Marlene Dietrich made her first movie appearance as a Garboesque fatal woman. Kurt Bernhardt directed this silent proto-noir with a fluidity and flare he was not able to recapture once forced into Hollywood exile.
Wed., Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2010