MOROCCO (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

After their triumphant The Blue Angel in Germany, Josef von Sternberg brought his star and mistress, Marlene Dietrich, home to Hollywood—along with his wife. (Dietrich also was married.) There, they made six films together, the last two of which are brilliant, The Scarlet Empress (1934), about Catherine the Great, and The Devil Is a Woman […]

THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

The following is one of the entries from my 100 Greatest Films from Germany, Scandinavia, Finland & Austria list, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis The complex German personality, with its susceptibility to authoritarianism and idolatry, and its courting of humiliation and defeat: this […]