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The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Empress

1934 / 104min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOSEF VON STERNBERG

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, JOHN LODGE, SAM JAFFE, LOUISE DRESSER

Have ever a screen persona and a historical personage found such a hand-in-glove-fit as did Dietrich and Empress Catherine the Great of Russia? While the Motion Picture Production Code was preparing to chasten American movies, Dietrich and von Sternberg got together to throw one last lavish S & M orgy, a flamboyant film of 18th century palace intrigues and ludicrously lapidary décor.

The Scarlett Empress is part of the series Marlene