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Blonde Venus (1932) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Josef von Sternberg and produced by Josef von Sternberg.


Dietrich, Marshall, and Grant star in von Sternberg's classic social drama about a young mother who enters the nightclub world to support her family. There she meets a handsome playboy. The ensuing scandal threatens her family. Characteristic von Sternberg stylistic flourishes, with the famous scene of Dietrich in the gorilla suit.

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Blonde Venus (1932)

on Jul 16, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

? In today’s film we see Marlene Dietrich move away from the jolly role of a woman struggling to find work and love into the role of wife and mother; in a way, Dietrich’s role in Blonde Venus acts as a makeshift sequel to Morocco with Dietrich as a woman torn between two worlds.? Blonde ... Read full article

Marlene Dietrich is Blonde Venus

By Christina Stewart on May 15, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

What a film! The Blonde Venus (1932) is one of the noteworthy films in the creative menage-a-trios of Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich and Travis Banton. Together they made seven films at Paramount Pictures, this being their fourth, and in the process turned Dietrich into a cinematic icon. Thes... Read full article

Blonde Venus (1931)

By Angela on Nov 9, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

Helen Faraday (Marlene Dietrich) is a former showgirl married to chemist Ned (Herbert Marshall) and mother to Johnny (Dickie Moore).? She gave up her stage career to become a wife and mother, but when Ned gets Radium poisoning and needs to go to Germany for treatment, Helen goes back to performing t... Read full article

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
Cary Grant said that Josef von Sternberg directed him not really much during the filming, but taught him the most important thing. On the first day Grant came on the set, von Sternberg looked at him and said, "Your hair is parted on the wrong side." So Grant parted it on the other side and kept it that way the rest of his career.
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