Desire (1936) – Frank Borzage

The What Else to Watch lists in DK Canada’s The Movie Book are proving to be very enjoyable as I dig into more films I wasn’t aware of, and discovering some great cinematic moments. Having previously reviewed Blue Angel, I’ve moved right onto the recommendations from the What Else to Watch section, and dug into…

The Devil is a Woman (1935) – Josef von Sternberg

  The final pairing of von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich is this film, and it is also the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of The Blue Angel. This time around, Dietrich, who plays Concha Perez, is nothing but trouble. And, she doesn’t even get any proper…

Blonde Venus (1932) – Josef von Sternberg

  von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich team-up for another film from the list of titles to watch in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Blue Angel. This time around Dietrich plays Helen Faraday, a young woman, who wooed by a man, Ned (Herbert Marshall) on a walking trip…

Shanghai Express (1932) – Josef von Sternberg

  The next entry in the Romance and Melodrama category for my viewing of The Blue Angel from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this very enjoyable film, that again features von Sterberg directing, and Marlene Dietrich starring. The film follows a collection of passengers aboard the Shanghia Express, amongst them,…

Morocco (1930) – Josef von Sternberg

  My foray into romance and melodrama following my screening of The Blue Angel for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues with this film starring Marlene Dietrich in her first Hollywood picture opposite Gary Cooper. It was also von Sternberg’s movie Our characters all arrive in Morocco, Gary Cooper as Tom…

The Blue Angel (1930) – Josef von Sternberg

  The next section I`m jumping to in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is Romance and Melodrama, and this has provided me with my first introduction to the films of Marlene Dietrich, specifically, The Blue Angel. A bit of a superior-type professor, Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings), runs a tight ship in the classroom,…