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The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs

1933 / 90min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROUBEN MAMOULIAN

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, BRIAN AHERNE, LIONEL ATWILL

So often the instrument of corruption, Mamoulian’s film allows Dietrich to be the corrupted one, playing a country girl, Lily, who comes to big-city Berlin and quickly becomes the model and muse of sculptor Brian Aherne. Lionel Atwill’s preening decadent Baron von Merzbach admires Lily’s nude form in marble, and decides to bring the original home with him, where she slips into the role of the cynical sophisticate, though her heart remains with the artist.

The Song of Songs is part of the series Marlene