BLONDE VENUS & SHANGHAI EXPRESS
Friday, March 18
12:30 4:10 9:30
(1932, Josef von Sternberg) Herbert Marshall’s glimpse of Marlene Dietrich’s skinny-dip leads to marriage and toddler Dickie Moore, derailed when she must go back on the market to pay for hubbie’s treatments for radium poisoning. Highlighted by her gorilla-suited “Hot Voodoo” number and lucrative affair with young Cary Grant. 35mm. Approx. 97 mins.
12:30, 4:10, 9:30
(1932, Josef von Sternberg) “It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.” Aboard the title train, befeathered Dietrich meets mysterious Anna May Wong (see March 20) and stoic ex-amour Clive Brook, but Chinese rebel leader Warner Oland demands an unscheduled stop, barking, “The white woman stays with me!” 35mm. Approx. 80 mins.