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Dishonored (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 4 April 1931 (USA)
The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

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Can a Woman Kill a Man With Who She Has Known a Night of Love ?

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Drama | Romance | War

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in La silla de Fernando (2006) See more »

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The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
(1867)
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at the costume party for dance music
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Von Sternberg reveals as Dietrich evolves
12 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dishonoured is an under-appreciated masterpiece. Frequently omitted from lists of collaborations between Dietrich and Von Sternberg, the film is absolutely essential to an understanding of the director's artistic technique and the actor's evolution into her status as an icon for every subsequent femme fatale. Von Sternberg applies a rich sequence of layers of style and character that embellish Dietrich's icily stunning allure as an intelligent woman engaged in a deadly quest for more temporal power in the form of top secret military intelligence and empowerment over the men she manipulates. Along the way, his penetrating interpretation of social conventions depicts a chiaroscuro of surrealistic fantasy in contrast with the gritty reality of doom that engulfs his heroine who is ultimately transformed into a martyr to her own - and universal - femininity.


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