In "Morocco" (1930), her first American feature, Marlene Dietrich is a Parisian cafe singer who falls for legionnaire Gary Cooper and eventually follows him to the desert. "Blonde Venus" (1932) is an exotic drama about a woman's (Dietrich) struggles with a dying husband (Herbert Marshall), her son (Dickie Moore) and a rich playboy (Cary Grant). Dietrich is at her best as a conniving woman in 1890s Seville who gets her jollies making men lavish gifts and attention upon her, then destroying their lives, in "The Devil is a Woman" (1935). Cesar Romero, Lionel Atwill also star. In order to nab a rich husband, French golddigger Dietrich fakes an illness at an 1840s New Orleans opera which draws the attention of a wealthy businessman and a rugged sea captain. Roland Young, Bruce Cabot co-star in "The Flame of New Orleans" (1941). Finally, unruly Gypsy woman Dietrich finds romance with British officer Ray Milland, whom she helps through the Black Forest on a mission to stop a Nazi plan to use poison gas during World War II, in "Golden Earrings" (1947).
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