The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto’s cabaret. Read More »
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Bill Roberts works as a stoker on a coal-red barge. It’s dirty, hard work and the men have to put up with a foreman, Andy Read More »
Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war Read More »
Crime and Punishment (1935) Josef von Sternberg, Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Crime, Drama
Roderick Raskolnikov, a brilliant criminology student and writer, becomes embittered by poverty and his inability to support his family. Read More »
The Blue Angel (1930) Josef von Sternberg, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Drama, Music
Concerned that some of his students are being corrupted by the entertainment at a local club, the Blue Angel Read More »
Macao (1952) Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A sultry night club singer, a man who has also traveled to many exotic ports and a salesman meet aboard ship on the 45-mile trip from Hong Kong to Macao. Read More »
Sergeant Madden (1939) Josef von Sternberg, Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Crime, Drama, Family
A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Read More »
The Shanghai Gesture (1941) Josef von Sternberg, Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by “Mother” Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Read More »
The Scarlet Empress (1934) Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Drama, History, Romance
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. Read More »
American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Read More »
The Devil Is a Woman (1935) Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Film told in flashbacks of an older man’s obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. Read More »
Dishonored (1931) Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Drama, Music, War
The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.
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Children of Divorce (1927) Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg, Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Drama, Romance
A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn’t marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents’. Complications ensue.
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The Last Command (1928) Josef von Sternberg, Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Drama, History, Romance, War
A decorated, aristocratic Czarist General is reduced to penury after the collapse of Imperial Russia. An old adversary, now a successful director hires the general to re-enact the revolution which deposed him.
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An American Tragedy (1931) Josef von Sternberg, Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Romance, Drama
A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.
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