Die Frau nach der man sich sehnt (1929) AKA The Woman One Longs For / Three Loves / The Three Lovers


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


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  1. December 28, 2020

    Great upload. I really appreciate these restored and scored silents.

  2. Michael
    May 4, 2021

    an early Marlene Dietrich film is always good to investigate. Many thanks Jon

  3. Vidor
    July 24, 2021

    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.

  4. Patrick Trimble
    October 20, 2021

    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.

  5. Allan
    October 31, 2023

    Dietrich has an arresting screen presence in this film not simply beautiful but something more that adds to her star power. Fritz Kortner once again plays a man whose obsessive love leads him into self-destruction. This is a film worth seeing for the pairing of these two great stars of German cinema.

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