- Marlene Dietrich filmography
This is a complete filmography of Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and a contract with Paramount Pictures in the USA.
The studio sought to market Dietrich as a German answer to MGM's Swedish sensation, Greta Garbo. Her first American film, Morocco (1930), directed by von Sternberg, earned Dietrich her only Oscar nomination. However, at the time she knew very little English and so spoke her lines phonetically.
But without von Sternberg, Dietrich—along with Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Mae West, Dolores del Río, Katharine Hepburn, and others—was labeled "box office poison" after the movie Knight Without Armour (1937), proved an expensive flop. In 1939, however, her stardom revived when she played the cowboy saloon girl Frenchie in the light-hearted western Destry Rides Again opposite James Stewart singing "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have".
While Dietrich arguably never fully regained her former screen glory, she continued performing in the movies, including appearances for such distinguished directors as Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, in successful films that included A Foreign Affair (1948), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Touch of Evil (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and Stage Fright (1950).
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.
Silent feature films
Year Title Role Director Other cast members & Notes 1919 Im Schatten des Glücks (Unconfirmed Role) Jacob Fleck Sybil Smolova, Hans Adalbert Schlettow
(Dietrich's appearance in the film has not been verified.)
1923 The little Napoleon Kathrin George Jacoby Egon Von Hagen, Paul Heidemann 1923 Man by the Wayside Kramerstochter William Dieterle Alexander Granach, William Dieterle 1923 Love Tragedy Lucy Joe May Lena Amsel, Charlotte Ander 1924 Der monch from Santarem Uncredited Lothar Mendes Alf Blucheter, Emmy Forster 1924 Der Sprung ins Leben(aka The Leap Into Life) Mädchen am Strand Johannes Guter Xenia Desni, Walter Rilla 1925 Dance Mad Dance Extra Alexander Korda Victor Varconi, Maria Corda 1926 Manon Lescaut Micheline Arthur Robison Lya De Putti, Vladimir Gajdarov 1926 Madame Doesn't Want Children Dancer (Uncredited) Alexander Korda Maria Corda, Harry Liedtke 1927 Eine Dubarry von heute Kokotte Alexander Korda Maria Corda, Alfred Abel 1927 Der Juxbaron Sophie Willie Wolff Karl Beckman, Henry Bender 1927 Kopf hoch, Charly! Edmee Marchand Willie Wolff Michael Bonhen, George De Carlton 1927 His Greatest Bluff Yvette Henrik Galeen Harry Piel, Toni Tetzlaff 1927 Cafe Elektric Erni Gustav Ucicky Willi Forst, Fritz Alberti 1928 Prinzessin Olala Chichotte de Gastone Robert Land Hermann Botcher, Walter Rilla 1929 Dangers of the Engagement Period Evelyne Fred Sauer Willi Forst, Albert Horrmann 1929 I Kiss Your Hand, Madame Laurence Gerard (Lucille in USA) Robert Land Harry Liedtke, Pierre de Guingand 1929 The Woman One Longs For Stascha Curtis Bernhardt Fritz Kortner, Frida Richard 1929 The Ship of Lost Men Ethel Marley Maurice Tourneur Fritz Kortner, Robin Irvine
Sound feature films
Year Title Notes 1928 Die gluckliche Mutter Dietrich Biographer Steven Bach notes that the release of this film has not been verified. 1935 The Fashion Side of Hollywood Promotional short film publicizing costumes designed by Travis Banton. 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 7 1943 Show Business at War 1944 Memo for Joe
Complete list of television appearances (excluding news footage):
- Unicef Gala (Düsseldorf, 1962): Guest Appearance
- Cirque d'hiver (Paris, 9 March 1963): Cameo as "Garcon de Piste"
- Deutsche-Schlager-Festspiele (Baden-Baden, 1963): Guest Appearance
- Grand Gala du Disque (Edison Awards) (The Hague, 1963): Guest Appearance
- Galakväll pa Berns (Stockholm, 1963): Concert, with introduction by Karl Gerhardt and orchestra conducted by Burt Bacharach
- Royal Variety Performance (London, 4 November 1963): Guest Appearance
- The Stars Shine for Jack Hylton (London, 1965): Guest Appearance
- The Magic of Marlene (Melbourne, October 1965): Concert, with orchestra conducted by William Blezard.
- The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (New York, 21 April 1968): Acceptance Speech
- Guest Star Marlene Dietrich (Copenhagen – for Swedish Television, 1970): Interview
- I Wish You Love (An Evening with Marlene Dietrich) (London, 23 & 24 November 1972): Concert TV Special, with orchestra conducted by Stan Freeman.
- ^ Homer Dickens (1968). The films of Marlene Dietrich. Citadel Press. pp. 7, 13, 49. http://books.google.com/books?ei=dxy1TZbRKIG8sAP9lIHjCw&ct=result&id=J7PWAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Franz+Schulz%22%2C+%22Der+Sprung+ins+Leben%22&q=%22Der+Sprung+ins+Leben%22.
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