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Golden Earrings (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, War | 27 August 1947 (USA)
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 »

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Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Abraham Polonsky (screenplay), Frank Butler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Col. Ralph Denistoun
Marlene Dietrich ... Lydia
Murvyn Vye ... Zoltan
Bruce Lester ... Richard Byrd
Dennis Hoey ... Hoff
Quentin Reynolds Quentin Reynolds ... Quentin Reynolds - American Journalist
Reinhold Schünzel ... Prof. Otto Krosigk
Ivan Triesault ... Maj. Reimann
Hermine Sterler ... Greta Krosigk
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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>

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

Genres:

Adventure | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

27 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goldene Ohrringe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,000,000
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marlene Dietrich prepared her gypsy character spending several weeks in gypsies camp in the suburb of Paris. 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 »

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Featured in Duels: Dietrich, Garbo, l'ange et la divine (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Siegfried Theme
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Extremely weak star-vehicle...
1 April 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Silly comedy casts an embarrassed-seeming Ray Milland as a British officer in World War II Europe escaping German confines and taking up with a man-hungry gypsy woman, played by Marlene Dietrich. Slowly-paced, overlong, and miscast: the leads are far too old for this type of juvenile fodder, although Marlene shines in her solo moments. It took three scriptwriters to adapt Yolanda Foldes' book for the screen, but this material must have already seemed dated by 1947--it smacks of something Ernst Lubitsch might have turned out in 1939. The scenario is musty, and the stars have absolutely no chemistry together. ** from ****


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