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The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1935 (Turkey)
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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 »

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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 a café the older man details his encounters with the heart breaker that his younger friend has only just met at the parade. Forewarned, the young man swears he will avoid the fate of his friend, but rushes all the same to his evening rendezvous. A dreamlike story of frustrated, lost romance, spoken in the past tense, never really resolved. Written by <cantor@sirius.com>

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Kiss me .. and I'll break your heart!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1935 (Turkey)  »

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Caprice Espagno  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Joel McCrea left the cast after one day's work because of a disagreement with director Josef von Sternberg. Joseph Breen of the Hays Office suggested an ending in which Pasqual shoots Concha so that she could not get off scot-free after years of bad behavior. Although that was rejected, several cuts were eventually made to eliminate sexual innuendos. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar: Aren't you afraid of anything, Concha? Have you no fear of death?
Concha Perez: No. Not today. I feel too happy. Why do you ask? Are you going to kill me?
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Then It Isn't Love
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Did she ever appear more beautiful?
24 November 2001 | by (Cheltenham England) – See all my reviews

It may have been one of the flops of Dietrichs career upon its initial release in 1935 but that was mainly due to bad publicity, the Spanish government demanded that the film be banned and destroyed, thus making it such a rare treat to see for Dietrich fans. The film was also the only film that Marlene kept a personal copy of, Joseph Von-Sternbergs lighting and Dietrichs new eyebrows and make-up techniques make Marlene appear more beautiful than she ever did before or again. It is true that the films script is poor but one can forgive that, one can even forgive Dietrichs wooden acting and the poor songs she was forced to sing in the picture, we can forget about everything that is bad about the film because there is something so very impressive about it visually that when i watched it i couldnt take my eyes off the screen, today off course it is truly a masterpiece and the costumes that Dietrich wears are some of her most impressive, almost exceeding those marvellous costumes that she wore in Shanghai Express. It is sad to think that after this film Dietrichs career began to skid and never fully recovered.


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