‘I was convinced he was the world’s greatest actor. His impact – the power and feeling he conveyed – was unmatched by anyone. None of the great actors I’ve known – not Cagney, not Bogart, not Spencer Tracey – had Brando’s range, from violence to utter pathos. A range that grew out of his deep convictions. I loved him for it.’ Stanley Kramer
The Garden Cinema looks back at the extraordinary Marlene Dietrich, alluring for both her beauty and her remarkable self-assurance on screen. She made such an impression in 1930 as the seductive cabaret singer in The Blue Angel that she was immediately brought to Hollywood by her svengali director, Josef von Sternberg. And when she donned a man’s tailcoat and trousers in another von Sternberg film of the same year, Morocco, she became a cinematic icon.
This season shows how she developed as an actress from the early films with von Sternberg, to her more playful roles with director George Marshall and her cold-hearted role as Christine in Billy Wilder’s 1957 Witness for the Prosecution. Join us in celebrating Marlene Dietrich – a star unlike any other.