Marlene Dietrich: the Glamour Collection

Marlene Dietrich: the Glamour Collection

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Director: Josef von Sternberg, Mitchell Leisen, René Clair

Cast: Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, Mitchell Leisen, René Clair

     
 
Up until 2006, it seemed like Universal was ignoring its 1930s library (apart from the horror movies), and especially the pre-1948 Paramount Pictures titles that it owns. That all changed with Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection and similar two-platter/four-sided collections devoted to Mae West and Carole

Overview

Up until 2006, it seemed like Universal was ignoring its 1930s library (apart from the horror movies), and especially the pre-1948 Paramount Pictures titles that it owns. That all changed with Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection and similar two-platter/four-sided collections devoted to Mae West and Carole Lombard. This volume is the jewel of the bunch, featuring three titles directed by Josef von Sternberg -- Morocco, Blonde Venus, and The Devil Is a Woman -- that would have been worthwhile by themselves at this price level. The fact that they're paired up with René Clair's delightful The Flame of New Orleans is an added layer of icing on the cake, and one can forgive the presence of the one weak link in the combo, the rather silly 1947-vintage romantic thriller Golden Earrings, directed by Mitchell Leisen. The transfers are as good as anything ever seen on home video in any format on these movies, with images on the von Sternberg works that look like silver sprayed on black, and the sound has also been worked on so that it's sharp and clear, and presented at a decent volume as well. The chaptering for all five movies is generous and there are trailers included as a bonus on those for which they're available.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
UPC:
0025192845529
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
7:21:00
Sales rank:
23,946

Special Features

Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Primary Artist,Claire Ledeux,Concha Perez,Helen Faraday,Amy Jolly,Lydia
Gary Cooper Tom Brown
Ray Milland Col Ralph Denistoun
Bruce Cabot Robert Latour
Cesar Romero Antonio Galvan
Herbert Marshall Ned Faraday
Adolphe Menjou Mons. Le Bessiere
Cary Grant Nick Townsend
Lionel Atwill Don Pasqual
Murvyn Vye Zoltan
Roland Young Charles Giraud
Anne Revere Giraud's Sister
Dennis Hoey Hoff
Dickie Moore Johnny Faraday
Edward Everett Horton Don Paquito
Ullrich Haupt Adjutant Caesar
Alison Skipworth Senora Perez
Gene Morgan Ben Smith
Julie Compton Anna Dolores
Mischa Auer Zolotov
Andy Devine First Sailor
Eve Southern Mme. Caesar
Francis Sayles Charlie Blaine

Technical Credits
Josef von Sternberg Director
Mitchell Leisen Director
René Clair Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection
1. Main Titles [1:39]
2. The Foreign Legion [5:07]
3. One-Way Ticket [3:00]
4. Full House [4:24]
5. New Talent [5:52]
6. Bid for My Apple [6:19]
7. Late Night Rendezvous [4:04]
8. There's Gonna Be Trouble [8:41]
9. Paying the Price [7:25]
10. A Tempting Offer [3:55]
11. I Changed My Mind [3:41]
12. Saying Goodbye [5:16]
13. Turned Decent [2:08]
14. Losing the Headliner [3:44]
15. Lady Killer [3:45]
16. Dead or Alive [8:33]
17. True Love [8:41]
18. Joining the Rear [5:33]
1. Main Titles [1:43]
2. Water Nymphs [4:09]
3. Expensive Treatment [2:34]
4. Bedtime Story [4:08]
5. Easy to Say, Hard to Forget [7:07]
6. A New Star [3:17]
7. Hot Voodoo [8:53]
8. Cash Advance [4:58]
9. Alluring Offer [4:58]
10. Ending Things Right [3:37]
11. Being Untrue [3:51]
12. Running Away [6:12]
13. Vagrancy [7:59]
14. Hot Trail [6:40]
15. Giving Up Johnny [6:32]
16. Not a Care in the World [7:39]
17. Settling Down [8:49]
18. End Titles [:37]
Disc #1, Side B -- Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection
1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. Carnival Preparations [1:15]
3. Pretty Girls [4:01]
4. Firm Warning [4:14]
5. Waiting for Concha [5:57]
6. Generous Offering [5:51]
7. Bad Luck [4:46]
8. Three Sweethearts [6:12]
9. Burning Shame [4:20]
10. Playing Games [3:53]
11. Black and Blue [5:50]
12. The Jack of Spades [5:50]
13. Shot Through the Heart [2:33]
14. In the Name of Love [4:42]
15. Gallant Gentlemen [5:49]
16. Two Little Slips of Paper [4:19]
17. Doctor's Orders [2:10]
18. Farewell to the Lady [6:03]
1. Main Titles [1:42]
2. Legend of the Countess [1:38]
3. Faint Occurrence [5:37]
4. Gallantry [4:41]
5. The Wrong Time [2:57]
6. Unusual Duel [5:50]
7. A Celebratory Toast [1:57]
8. Flattering Proposal [7:21]
9. Entertaining Guests [3:10]
10. Showered With Gifts [2:30]
11. Nervously Engaged [7:35]
12. Swept Away [7:01]
13. Ungrateful Girl [7:17]
14. Peeping Toms [4:42]
15. Three of a Kind [1:52]
16. Setting Sail [6:49]
17. Lightheaded [6:05]
18. End Titles [:22]
Disc #2, Side A -- Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection
1. Main Titles [1:33]
2. Unexpected Package [4:09]
3. Daring Escape [7:05]
4. Gypsy Love [12:25]
5. Unusual Transformation [4:16]
6. Leading the Way [6:11]
7. Fortune Telling [1:30]
8. Reading the Lifeline [3:47]
9. Scaling Back [3:09]
10. Proving One's Self [10:39]
11. Golden Possession [5:36]
12. In Great Danger [3:30]
13. Loyalty & Devotion [8:31]
14. Important Business [4:13]
15. Humanitarian Duty [6:34]
16. One Love Only [8:36]
17. Returning Home [2:48]
18. End Titles [:25]

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