Category: Silent Movies

Dietrich at the Delphi – return of the Blue Angel

[caption id="attachment_4483" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel[/caption] Archetypal femme-fatale famous for her husky German accent, vocal opposition to Nazism, and popularising the duct-tape facelift, Berlin's own Marlene Dietrich returns to the silver screen once more this Friday (9th December), for a night at the gorgeous Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi courtesy of the Berlin Film Society. [caption id="attachment_4488" align="alignright" width="300"] Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi[/caption] Directed by Billy Wilder, the 1948 romantic-comedy 'A Foreign Affair' tells the story of a US army captain in post-war Berlin, torn between a ex-Nazi cabaret singer (Dietrich) and the United States Congresswoman (Jean Arthur) tasked with investigating her. The film was shot in and around Berlin, utilising what was left of the UFA film studios in Babelsberg, at that time within the Soviet Occupation Zone. Wilder made a number of trips to the former Nazi capital to assess the post-war situation on the ground, encountering Allied personell, and desperate…