Dishonored (1931)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 1931.  Screenplay by , Josef von Sternberg, from the story X-27 by .  Cinematography by .  Music by .  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by Josef von Sternberg.

Fans of Greta Garbo in Mata Hari will not enjoy seeing the exact plot revisited in this boring thriller that stars Marlene Dietrich as a female spy who fudges up the biggest job of her life because she falls in love (oh bully, what a surprise). One would hope that as a spy she could be nearly as cool as she is when she dons a man’s tux in her other films, but instead we’re forced to watch Dietrich do silly comedic scenes dressed as a ridiculous milkmaid, among others. For diehard fans of Dietrich’s only.

The Criterion Collection:  #932

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