Rent Blonde Venus (1932)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
Marlene Dietrich stars as Helen, a former nightclub entertainer married to an American scientist, Edward Faraday (Herbert Marshall), who has been diagnosed with radium poisoning. To earn money for her husband's European cure, Helen returns to the stage billed as "The Blonde Venus" and is an overnight success. She also finds herself powerfully attracted to a dashing politician named Nick Townsend (Cary Grant) who is captivated by her and offers financial support. Townsend moves Helen and her son into a beautiful apartment, and when Edward returns unexpectedly from Europe to find his child and unfaithful wife gone, he demands she relinquish the boy to him.
As a woman torn between her husband, her lover, her career and her child, Dietrich turns in a dazzling performance that makes this one of the screen goddess's most popular films.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Josef Von Sternberg
Writers:
Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren, Josef Von Sternberg
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama, New Releases
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/12/2006
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/08/2019
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Blonde Venus' audio commentary with film critic Adrian Martin
  • Introductions to film by Nicholas von Sternberg, son of Josef von Sternberg
  • Josef von Sternberg, a Retrospective (1969): feature-length documentary by Harry Kumel
  • The Twilight of an Angel (2012): documentary on Marlene Dietrich's final years
  • The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935): Paramount promotional film
  • Lux Radio Theatre: 'The Legionnaire and the Lady' (1936): radio play adaptation of Morocco
  • If It Isn't Pain (Then It Isn't Love) (1935, audio only): deleted musical number from The Devil Is a Woman
  • Josef von Sternberg: An Introduction (2009): lecture by von Sternberg biographer John Baxter at BFI Southbank
  • The Art of Josef von Sternberg (2019): Nicholas von Sternberg discusses his father's artworks Video essay by film historian Tag Gallagher (2019)
  • Writer and filmmaker Jasper Sharp on the life and career of Shanghai Express star Anna May Wong (2019)
  • So Mayer, author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema, on the queer iconography and legacy of Dietrich and von Sternberg's films (2019)
  • Nathalie Morris, film historian, on the costume designs of Travis Banton (2019)
  • Image galleries
  • UK premieres on Blu-ray

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