Marlene Dietrich: The Movie Collection


Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

Marlene Dietrich
"An eclectic - and essential - collection."

With the release of this must-have collection of Marlene Dietrich films - which contains 18 of her movies in one box set - we've taken the opportunity to revisit some of them. From the Billy Wilder-helmed classic A Foreign Affair to lesser known gems including Golden Earrings, this is an eclectic - and essential - collection for fans and newcomers alike.

Featured are:

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A German chorus girl marries an Englishman and becomes a star in the New York night clubs, before being seduced by a playboy and running away.

Destry Rides Again - reviewed by Angus Wolfe Murray
A pacifist lawman in the Wild West meets feisty chanteuse in The Last Chance Saloon.

- reviewed by Natasha Footman
Star-studded extravaganza about a young hopeful seeking fame in Hollywood.

- reviewed by Andrea Mullaney
Black romantic comedy with political overtones still relevant today.

- reviewed by Andrea Mullaney
Stiff upper-lipped British officer falls for a gypsy while on a mission in Nazi Germany.

- reviewed by Marnie
A womanising soldier in the Foreign Legion falls for a sultry nightclub singer.

- reviewed by Caro Ness
A high-class "countess" helps two coal miners make a mint... but what is the price of success?

- reviewed by Themroc
A cabaret singer is deported from various South Sea Islands for causing fights among the naval officers.

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An innocent moves to the city after her father’s death and finds her ideas about love and romance thwarted by cynicism.

The box set also includes premiere releases of: Desire, Angel, The Devil is a Woman, Dishonoured, Flame of New Orleans, Scarlet Empress and Shanghai Express, plus Touch Of Evil and The Spoilers.

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2006
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Universal 18-disc box set of films by the German star.
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Year: 2006

Runtime: 1621 minutes

BBFC: 12 - Age Restricted

Country: US


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