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Blonde Venus

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Six months after the massive success of their other 1932 collaboration, Shanghai Express, Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg tackled

Dishonored

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

A spy thriller featuring Josef von Sternberg’s considerable talents at creating and evoking both atmosphere and deeply buried emotion, Dishonored

Morocco

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg’s first Hollywood collaboration, Morocco is a gauzy, dust-covered tale of lust and betrayal, following

Shanghai Express

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The film that completely cemented Marlene Dietrich in Hollywood lore, Shanghai Express features some of von Sternberg’s most indelible compositions

The Blue Angel

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The Blue Angel, German cinema’s first full-talkie following one of world cinema’s most storied silent film histories, shot star Marlene

The Devil is a Woman

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The final of six Paramount collaborations between director von Sternberg and star Marlene Dietrich, whose relationship over the preceding five

The Scarlet Empress

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg tackle the historical costume drama—in this case the court of Catherine the Great. However,



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.