This award-winning documentary is a resourceful and absorbing portrait of Marlene Dietrich, the German-born actress who became a Hollywood screen goddess in the 1930s.
A decade before her death at the age of 90, Dietrich, in need of income, decided to initiate a feature-length documentary about herself. She wanted Orson Welles, one of her idols, to supervise the project, but he proved unavailable, and the assignment fell to Maximilian Schell, the Oscar-winning
German actor who had appeared with her in JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961). When Schell arrived at Dietrich's Paris apartment for the first day of shooting, he was chagrined to learn that his star would allow ...