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Blonde Venus

Blonde Venus / Paramount Pictures presents ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; [story] by Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren. Shanghai Express / Paramount Pictures ; Adolph Zukor presents ; screen play by Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Universal City, CA : MCA Universal Home Video, [1993], ©1993.

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Additional Authors
  • Von Sternberg, Josef, 1894-1969.
  • Dietrich, Marlene.
  • Marshall, Herbert, 1890-1966.
  • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986.
  • Brook, Clive, 1887-1974.
  • Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961.
  • Oland, Warner, 1880-1938.
  • Pallette, Eugene, 1889-1954.
  • Hervey, Harry, 1900-1951.
  • Paramount Publix Corporation.
  • MCA Universal Home Video (Firm)
2 videodiscs (176 min.) : sound, black and white; 12 in.
In Blonde Venus, an aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband\u0027s treatment; she becomes involved with him, then flees when her infidelity is discovered, only to find herself the biggest star in Paris. In Shanghai Express, two former lovers, a British medical officer and a lady of questionable repute known as "Shanghai Lily," meet again on the Shanghai Express. Chinese rebels attack the train and take the officer hostage. Lily becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the officer.
Series Statement
Marlene Dietrich collection
Uniform Title
Marlene Dietrich collection.
Alternative Title
Shanghai Express.
  • Blonde Venus is based on a story by Josef Von Sternberg. Shanghai Express is based on a story by Harry Hervey.
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1932.
  • Durations: 94 min.; 82 min.
  • Extended play (CLV).
  • Digital sound, CX noise reduction.
Credits (note)
  • Blonde Venus Cast: director of photography, Burt Glennon. Shanghai Express: photography, Lee Garmes, James Wong Howe ; music, Karl Hajos ... [et al.].
Performer (note)
  • Blonde Venus: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant.
Language (note)
  • Closed-captioned.
  • ocm42705177
  • SCSB-3664020
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries