Dishonored (1931)

Josef von Sternberg’s erotically charged WWI espionage romance with Marlene Dietrich.

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Though the story of agent X-27 (Marlene Dietrich) is far-fetched, Josef von Sternberg is clearly more interested in his heroine’s powerful sexual mystique, and constructs an innuendo-laden fable around that theme. Lee Garmes’ black and white camerawork is extraordinarily ornate.

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