Born Dec. 27, 1901, in Berlin, Dietrich was a popular German cabaret performer in the 1920s when she caught the eye of director Josef von Sternberg, who cast her in his 1930 film The Blue Angel. This led to a contract with Paramount and a role in Morocco, earning her an Oscar nomination and overnight stardom.
Other important films for Dietrich include Shanghai Express (1932), Destry Rides Again (with James Stewart), Fritz Lang's Rancho Notorious (1952) and Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958). She died May 6, 1992, at age 90.
This Academy Award-winning film by Stanley Kramer stars Spencer Tracy as American judge Dan Haywood, who's chosen to guide a 1948 tribunal that's trying Germans suspected of engaging in atrocities during World War II. Against the backdrop of the Cold War, Haywood must obtain justice in a case with raised stakes and mixed emotions. Maximilian Schell co-stars in an Oscar-lauded performance as defense counsel for the Nazi prisoners.
- Around the World in 80 Days
- Touch of Evil
- Witness for the Prosecution
- The Spoilers
- The Blue Angel (English Version)
- Destry Rides Again
- Pittsburgh / The Conqueror
- Stage Fright
- Seven Sinners / The Shepherd of the Hills
- Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection
- The Blue Angel (German Version)
- The Scarlet Empress
- The Garden of Allah
- Black Fox