MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,781 this week

Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 286 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 7 critic

The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.

Director:

(as J. David Riva)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 209 titles
created 20 May 2011
 
a list of 1042 titles
created 07 Jul 2011
 
a list of 151 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 271 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 228 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)

Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron
The Unborn (1991)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child... See full summary »

Director: Rodman Flender
Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Nick Brimble
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
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
Making Love (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Love is gentle. Love is patient. Love is kind. William and Britta get it... and they're only twelve.

Director: Ryan Schwartz
Stars: Claire Haider, Steve Zad
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
André G. Brunelin ...
Himself
...
Herself
Buck Dawson ...
Himself
Alfred Hens ...
Himself
Beate Klarsfeld ...
Herself
...
Herself
Volker Kühn ...
Himself
Thomas Langhoff ...
Himself
...
Himself
Elisabeth McIntosh ...
Herself
Felix Moeller ...
Himself
Barney Oldfield ...
Himself
Maria Riva ...
Herself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

21 March 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Marlene Dietrich - To diko tis tragoudi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Devil Is a Woman (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boys in the Back Room
Written by Friedrich Hollaender (music) and Frank Loesser (lyrics)
Performed by Marlene Dietrich
Published by Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Falling in love again
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary, made by her grandson, focuses on the fabulous Marlene Dietrich's contributions during World War II and the way she was viewed by Germans and the rest of the world due to her activities during that time. These include her becoming an American citizen and entertaining American soldiers despite German efforts to get her back in Berlin and supportive of her own country's war efforts. According to Maria Riva's fascinating biography of her mother, one of Dietrich's main reasons for going overseas as a performer during the war was to reunite with her lover, French film star Jean Gabin. However, it's apparent that the artist soon fell in love with the soldiers and became much more than part of a traveling show. She donned fatigues, she sat and talked with them, flirted with them, sang with them, and visited them in hospitals. For the rest of her life, veterans were known to her as "my boys" when they flocked to see her in Las Vegas, Israel, or wherever she performed. Her experience was summed up in an antiwar song that was part of her concerts, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" The documentary goes into Dietrich's early career in Berlin and just touches on her Hollywood success. There are interviews with her daughter, friends, and historians throughout, and the documentary is peppered with home movies, interview footage, and performances.

It's a much less cynical look at Dietrich than is found in Riva's book, where, for instance, she describes her mother telling everyone at one point that she was going to Germany to get her sister out of Bergen-Belson, failing to mention that it was the town of Bergen-Belsen and not the concentration camp. The documentary also stays out of most of Dietrich's personal life, which is covered in great detail in her biography. It would all be superfluous here. This is the story of a great icon, her roots, and how the watershed experience of World War II changed her art.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song DaveRiva
I met Marlene Dietrich! nametabbob
Discuss Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page