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The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1935 (Turkey)
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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(novel) (as Pierre Louys), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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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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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Maximilian Schell's documentary Marlene (1984), Marlene Dietrich said that this was her favorite of all her films. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Galvan: You're a very beautiful woman. It's easy to see why men should lose their heads over you.
Concha Perez: Is it easy?
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Connections

Version of The Woman and the Puppet (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Then It Isn't Love
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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very classy film
23 March 2006 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

In terms of artistry, this probably ranks up there with the best of them. It has to be one of the most attention-grabbing films ever made with every scene crammed full of enticing details. From the opening carnaval parade that's buried under three feet of confetti, with everyone hiding behind unbelievably bizarre masks, the film revels in outstanding direction, sets, and costumes. Marlene Dietrich is simply on another level with her smart, beautiful, and sexy character, and the way they dressed her and the sets they put her in all combine for a totally and undeniably spellbinding experience. I guess if one digs a little deeper one would find a simple enough story and could claim the characters are mere caricatures for an American audience, but that would miss out on the sheer sophistication that can be appreciated up to today and beyond.


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