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1927, Sud-Film, 91 min, Germany, Dir: Gustav Ucicky

Wealthy party girl Erni (Marlene Dietrich) and purse snatcher Ferdi (Willi Forst) meet one night at the infamous Café Electric, a local haunt for the lower depths of society. Erni is more smitten than the duplicitous Ferdi, and agrees to help him pay off his sizable gambling debt - by stealing from her successful contractor father. This early Dietrich gem is not to be missed!

1957, MGM Repertory, 114 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

Accused murderer Tyrone Power (in his final film) is defended by ailing barrister Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder's dark, delightful courtroom nailbiter. Marlene Dietrich as Power's duplicitous spouse helps supply one of the most insane, out-of-left-field twists in any mystery.

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