A prince of industry abandons his bride when his head is turned by a mysterious and beautiful woman. Catching a glimpse of Staacha through a train window, Henri LeBlanc is instantly bewitched. His resolve crumbles as she pleads for his help to escape her sinister travelling companion Dr. Karoff. She only reveals the truth after Henri is hopelessly under her spell.
Director: Curtis Bernhardt (as Kurt Bernhardt).
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Kortner, Frida Richard, Oskar Sima, Oskar Sima, Karl Etlinger, Bruno Ziener, Edith Edwards. The Woman One Longs For / Three Loves / The Three Lovers
Great upload. I really appreciate these restored and scored silents.
an early Marlene Dietrich film is always good to investigate. Many thanks Jon
It’s the oddest thing. I heard Marlene Dietrich sing in films like “Destry Rides Again”, and I thought that she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. Then I heard her sing in German and she was much more tuneful.
Wonderful German drama gets great performances from the three leads that includes a breathe-takingly beautiful young Marlene Dietrich. Interesting expressionistic camera & editing techniques by a young Kurt Bernhhardt which includes some power-house close-ups of the cast and a musical score that fills in the unspoken moments of incredible dramatic build. Thanks Jon.