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Films By Josef von Sternberg

MOROCCO (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)
Dietrich's first American film was a highly romantic farrago about a singer in a Moroccan cafe, the wealthy hedonist who loves her and the Legionnaire whom she finally decides to follow into the dese… Read more

SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
On a train journey from Peiping to Shanghai, Shanghai Lily, notorious white prostitute, meets an old flame, Captain Harvey. The train is stopped by revolutionists led by Chang, and Harvey is held as … Read more

THE LAST COMMAND (Josef von Sternberg, 1928)
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Paramount and CIC. ... General Dolgorucki is first seen as a quivering recluse, hiding in a rented room in Hollywood and struggling against old a… Read more

THE SAGA OF ANATAHAN (Josef von Sternberg, 1953)
Sternberg's last film, made independently in Japan, is based on an actual incident and tells of fifteen soldiers and one Japanese girl marooned on a volcanic island in the Pacific for seven years, re… Read more

THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Josef von Sternberg, 1934)
Sophia Frederica is brought from Germany to Russia to become the wife of the mad Grand Duke Peter. She is, at first, innocent and wondering, but when married and plunged into the intrigue of the deca… Read more

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