Most Popular Titles With Josef von Sternberg
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1. The Dreamers (2003)
NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Votes: 80,523 | Gross: $2.53M
2. The Blue Angel (1930)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Music
An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.
Votes: 10,360 | Gross: $0.08M
3. Duel in the Sun (1946)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
Writers: David O. Selznick, Niven Busch, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
Votes: 6,297 | Gross: $20.40M
4. It (1927)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.
5. Jet Pilot (1957)
Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.
6. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
7. The Last Command (1928)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
8. Ana-ta-han (1953)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, War
Josef von Sternberg directed, photographed, provides the voice-over narration and wrote the screenplay (from a based-on-actual event novel by Michiro Maruyana translated by Younghill Kang) ... See full summary »
9. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »
10. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Film told in flashbacks of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is SternbergÍs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In ... See full summary »
11. Underworld (1927)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.
12. Shanghai Express (1932)
Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai.
14. An American Tragedy (1931)
Approved | 96 min | Romance, Drama
A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.
16. The Great Waltz (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »
17. Morocco (1930)
Passed | 92 min | Romance, Drama
A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.
18. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »
19. The Docks of New York (1928)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.
20. Dishonored (1931)
91 min | Drama, Romance, War
The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.
21. Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance
Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.
23. The Blue Angel (1930)
100 min | Drama, Musical
The Blue Angel is a sleazy bar and the local boys go there to see Lola who is the dancer. The teacher goes there to confront his students only to fall for the dancer.
24. Thunderbolt (1929)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »
Writers: Charles Furthman, Jules Furthman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall
25. I Take This Woman (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Drama
Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »
28. Children of Divorce (1927)
70 min | Drama, Romance
A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.
Writers: Alfred Hustwick, Owen Johnson, Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring, Adela Rogers St. Johns | Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson
29. The Masked Bride (1925)
64 min | Drama, Romance
An American millionaire wants to reform a Parisian cabaret singer who moonlights as a jewel thief.
Writers: Leon Abrams, Marian Ainslee, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Carey Wilson | Directors: Christy Cabanne, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Mae Murray, Francis X. Bushman, Roy D'Arcy, Basil Rathbone
30. A Woman of the Sea (1926)
75 min | Drama
Joan and Magdalen are the daughters of a fisherman. Magdalen leaves her fiancé, Peter, to run off to the big city. Joan and Peter marry. Magdalen's return years later causes trouble for the... See full summary »
33. The Bohemian Girl (1922)
A Polish officer posing as a gypsy loves a gypsy girl who is really the count's daughter.
34. The Epic That Never Was (1965 TV Movie)
74 min | Documentary
The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.
35. The King Steps Out (1936)
85 min | Musical, Romance
Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.
36. Street of Sin (1928)
70 min | Drama
The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.
Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Julian Johnson, Chandler Sprague, Josef von Sternberg | Directors: Mauritz Stiller, Ludwig Berger, Lothar Mendes, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Fay Wray, Olga Baclanova, Ernest W. Johnson
37. The Honeymoon (1928)
"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ... See full summary »
38. Sergeant Madden (1939)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family
A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ... See full summary »
39. The Salvation Hunters (1925)
65 min | Drama
A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »
43. The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
80 min | Drama
In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »
44. A Girl's Folly (1917)
65 min | Comedy
A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the ... See full summary »