The Scarlet Empress [1934]

9/10 | 19.Apr.12
The Scarlet Empress

DIRECTOR: Josef von Sternberg | WRITERS: Catherine II, Manuel Komroff, Eleanor McGeary (uncredited) | CAST: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith | USA

The Scarlet Empress: still fabulous, still needs a big Dietrich production number to be perfection.

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