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Dishonored (1931)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 4 April 1931 (USA)
The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Writers:

Daniel Nathan Rubin (screenplay) (as Daniel N. Rubin), Josef von Sternberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlene Dietrich ... Marie Kolverer / X27
Victor McLaglen ... Colonel Kranau
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Austrian Secret Service Chief
Warner Oland ... Colonel von Hindau
Lew Cody ... Colonel Kovrin
Barry Norton ... Young Lieutenant - Firing Squad
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Storyline

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

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Taglines:

FORBIDDEN! She gives her heart to the one man whose love means her life. Gives it as only the glamorous heroine of "Morocco" can! Does she pay? (Print Ad- Smithtown Star, ((Smithtown NY)) 6 May 1931) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Nobody See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

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. It was first telecast in Seattle Wednesday 17 June 1959 on KIRO, in Minneapolis 28 August 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Philadelphia 16 November 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), and in Los Angeles 8 January 1960 on KNXT (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 6 February 2012 in tandem with Shanghai Express (1932) by Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and has also enjoyed an occasional airing on cable TV on TCM. See more »

Quotes

Marie Kolverer: Count ten!
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Connections

Referenced in La silla de Fernando (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Donauwellen (Danube Waves)
(Basis for "Anniversary Song")
Written by Iosif Ivanovici
Played on piano by Gustav von Seyffertitz
Reprised on piano by Marlene Dietrich several times
Played as background music at the end
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Von Sternberg reveals as Dietrich evolves
12 July 2005 | by mc-86See all my reviews

Dishonoured is an under-appreciated masterpiece. Frequently omitted from lists of collaborations between Dietrich and Von Sternberg, the film is absolutely essential to an understanding of the director's artistic technique and the actor's evolution into her status as an icon for every subsequent femme fatale. Von Sternberg applies a rich sequence of layers of style and character that embellish Dietrich's icily stunning allure as an intelligent woman engaged in a deadly quest for more temporal power in the form of top secret military intelligence and empowerment over the men she manipulates. Along the way, his penetrating interpretation of social conventions depicts a chiaroscuro of surrealistic fantasy in contrast with the gritty reality of doom that engulfs his heroine who is ultimately transformed into a martyr to her own - and universal - femininity.


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