In one of her final “silent films”, Marlene Dietrich stars as a divorcee in Paris luxuriating in her freedom and a circle of adoring men.
This divine comedy is marked by elegant set design and the exquisite appeal of Parisian high life, beautifully captured by cinematographers Carl Drews and Gotthardt Wolf.
While mostly silent, this was the first German film to use synchronised sound technology, giving a platform to established lead Harry Liedtke and the titular song.
However, it is Dietrich who emerges as the clear star, displaying early signs of her extraordinary performative sensuality.
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