MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,597 this week

Golden Earrings (1947)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 692 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 9 critic

On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 59 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 8501 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 256 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Golden Earrings" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Golden Earrings (1947)

Golden Earrings (1947) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Golden Earrings.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Tilly Losch
Dishonored (1931)
Drama | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz
Kismet (1944)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig
Angel (1937)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Jeanette MacDonald
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund
Manpower (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy
Kitty (1945)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ilka Chase
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Lydia
Murvyn Vye ...
Zoltan
Bruce Lester ...
Richard Byrd
Dennis Hoey ...
Hoff
Quentin Reynolds ...
Quentin Reynolds - American Journalist
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Prof. Otto Krosigk
Ivan Triesault ...
Maj. Reimann
Hermine Sterler ...
Greta Krosigk
Edit

Storyline

On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and her band of gypsies. Naturally romance develops along the way. Written by Don Femia <donfemia@csn.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

germany | nazi | poison gas | gypsy | formula | See more »

Taglines:

Strange . . . Amazing . . . Their Love Story !

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cigana Feiticeira  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to a labor dispute, the principal actors had to "live" on the set for a few weeks to avoid crossing picket lines. Marlene Dietrich took the time to learn how to play the zither; it was said she drove the rest of the cast and crew mad with her attempts to perfect her technique. Her efforts paid off, however, as illustrated in the scene where she plays the zither very competently. See more »

Goofs

In the climax where Lydia is escaping though the wilderness from the Nazis, in some shots she is seen wearing high heels and at other times appears in bare feet. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Nincsen Annyi Tenger Csillag Az Egen
(uncredited)
Hungarian Folk Song
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bizarre
6 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood has made a lot of strange movies over the years, but none stranger than this. WHY this movie got made I will never know, nor how Paramount could have thought it would sell any tickets in 1947. It is the strangest mix of genres I have seen in a long time, a movie that truly does not know whether it is trying to be a serious war drama or a Viennese operetta comedy.

It tells the story of a British spy trying to get a poison gas formula out of Germany in the days just before WW II began. Ray Milland, a fine actor, is stuck playing the part like an escapee from Monty Python, all very exaggerated English prep-school dialogue. In Germany he meets a gypsy, Marlene Dietrich, who helps him to travel under cover as, of course, another gypsy. She plays her part like the typical Viennese operetta gypsy caricature, as do the other "gypsies" in the movie. But there are also Nazis, who are not funny at all. And then Milland finds he is starting to think like a gypsy, and that is not treated as a joke. Sometimes the music is for a light comedy, sometimes for a drama. Every time the Nazis show up, the film score plays Wagner, which is funny by itself.

This movie could have been a comedy, or it could have taken the plight of the gypsies seriously and done a serious job of showing how the Nazis treated them. Both are hinted at in this movie, but neither pursued. What we are left with is a truly strange mish-mash of genres that must have embarrassed everyone (except the director) involved.

Bizarre.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Movie Golden Earrings njlyon
Full Cast DaPlaneDaPlane
Are there any other films like this one? punkpopdiscosoul
Discuss Golden Earrings (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?