Past Season:

Celebrating Marlene Dietrich

Sat 02 Jul — Thu 04 Aug 2022

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.

Past Screenings

Dishonored 15

In Josef von Sternberg’s romantic spin on the espionage thriller, Marlene Dietrich plays a prostitute who is recruited to spy for… Read More
Josef von Sternberg, International, 1931, 91m.
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Witness for the Prosecution U

Ailing barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts (played by Charles Laughton) agrees to defend Leonard Vole, who’ll be tried at the Old Bailey… Read More
Billy Wilder, USA, 1957, 116m.
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The Scarlet Empress 12A

Marlene Dietrich plays the 18th century German noblewoman Sophia Frederica who would later become Catherine the Great. She is taken to… Read More
Josef von Sternberg, USA, 1934, 104m.
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The Blue Angel PG

The elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings)… Read More
Josef Von Sternberg, Germany, 1930, 108m.
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Destry Rides Again PG

Marlene Dietrich as the cynical saloon bar proprietor and James Stewart as the sheriff raise this classic western to a new… Read More
George Marshall, USA, 1939, 95m.
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Morocco U

Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a world-weary singer arrives in Morocco on the same ship as wealthy playboy La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou).… Read More
Josef von Sternberg, USA, 1930, 92m.
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