Song of Songs

Song of Songs

Marlene Dietrich
Director: Rouben Mamoulian Cast: Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
, Brian Aherne
Brian Aherne
, Lionel Atwill
Lionel Atwill
Rouben Mamoulian


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Song of Songs was the first Marlene Dietrich vehicle not directed by Dietrich's "Svengali," Josef von Sternberg. The star plays a zaftig German peasant girl who becomes a nude model (anything to get her out of those ill-fitting 1890s costumes!) She falls in love with a struggling sculptor (Brian Aherne), but her ambitions get the better of her and she marries a hedonistic baron (Lionel Atwill). Leaving her husband, Dietrich sinks further down the social scale by becoming a cabaret singer. She is eventually reunited with the sculptor, but not before smashing the nude statue based on her voluptuous frame, thereby symbolically purging her checkered past. Song of Songs was based on a Herman Sudermann novel, previously adapted into a stage play and then filmed twice during the silent era.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0025192097522
Original Release: 1933
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 49,113

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Lily Czepanek
Brian Aherne Richard Waldrow
Lionel Atwill Baron von Merzbach
Alison Skipworth Frau Rasmussen
Hardie Albright Walter Von Prell
Helen Freeman Fraulein von Schwartzfegger
Wilson Benge Butler
Richard Bennett Actor
James Marcus Actor
Hans Schumm Butler
Morgan Wallace "Admirer"
Eric Wilton Butler

Technical Credits
Rouben Mamoulian Director,Producer
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Leo Birinski Screenwriter
Leo Birinsky Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Art Director
Nathaniel W. Finston Musical Direction/Supervision
Karl Hajos Score Composer
Edward Hayman Songwriter
Samuel Hoffenstein Screenwriter
Frederick Hollander Songwriter
Victor Milner Cinematographer
Milan Roder Score Composer

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