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Golden Earrings
Golden Earrings (1947)
Actor: Marlene Dietrich, Ray Milland, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester, Dennis Hoey, Quentin Reynolds, Ivan Triesault, Hermine Sterler
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Genre: Drama, Romance
Year: 1947
Studio: Universal Studios
Length: 95 minutes
Released: April 4, 2006
Rating: NR
Format: DVD
Misc: NTSC, Black & White
Language: English (Original Language), French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), English (Subtitled)
Other Discs in this 2351Set:
2352Marlene Dietrich - Glamour Collection Disc 1
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and her band of gypsies. Naturally romance develops along the way.

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  • Glorious Golden-Age Escapism

    JoeP | 10/28/2013
    At some point (probably sooner rather than later), one might have enough of Marlene and her Marlenisms: her deadpan stare, her being-the-star mannerisms, her lazy singing. So GOLDEN EARRINGS is actually quite refreshing, being as much Ray Milland's film as hers, if not more; Milland's story is engaging enough in itself that I'd actually forgotten there was supposed to be another star in the film. And then he hears that voice ...

    GOLDEN EARRINGS is sort of a cross between a wartime drama and a fairy-tale romance. Neither Milland nor Dietrich ever really convince us as gypsies [him via disguise; her, the supposed genuine item], but it's still solidly entertaining -- helped by a strong story, and the fact that Dietrich manages not to be so Marlenish. Never mind the near-cartoonish portrayal of the Romany; Marlene is often such a gas as the smitten Lydia that we'll go along for the ride.

    Besides, this is Golden Age Hollywood -- where a man can face his hunter unrecognized simply by darkening his skin & changing his clothes, where one can punch out an opponent with one blow, where one may swim across the mighty Rhine for love -- or even do all three. That popcorn isn't going to eat itself, and who needs reality anyway?
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