Paramount 100: Blonde Venus
Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall and Cary Grant.
One of Dietrich's greatest roles finds her working as a chanteuse to earn the money needed for experimental medical treatment for her ailing husband. She saves his life but loses his respect – perhaps because she performs one song in a tuxedo and another in an ape costume. (Double bill: She Done Him Wrong.)No current showings of this film.