WriterPierre Louys, John dos Passos Release date1935 Music directorHeinz Eric Roemheld, John Leipold ScreenplayJohn Dos Passos, Sam Winston, David Hertz, Oran Schee CastMarlene Dietrich (Concha Perez), Lionel Atwill (Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar), Edward Everett Horton (Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito'), Alison Skipworth (Senora Perez), Cesar Romero (Antonio Galvan) Similar moviesRelated Josef von Sternberg movies
TaglineKiss me .. and I'll break your heart!
The devil is a woman marlene dietrich 1935
The Devil Is a Woman is a 1935 romance film directed and photographed by Josef von Sternberg, adapted from the 1898 novel La Femme et le pantin by Pierre Louÿs. The film was based on a screenplay by John Dos Passos, and stars Marlene Dietrich, with Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, Edward Everett Horton and Luisa Espinel. The original male lead was Joel McCrea who quit after von Sternberg insisted on 35 takes of McCrea asking a waiter for a cup of coffee.
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The story takes place during the Carnival in Spain. Don Pasquale explains to Antonio Galvan that Concha Pérez broke his heart. In spite of this warning Antonio falls in love with Concha himself. This leads to a duel with pistols between Don Pasquale and Antonio. Concha begs Don Pasquale not to hurt Antonio, and he shoots into the air. Don Pasquale is wounded by Antonio's shot, but not fatally. Concha asks Antonio to take her to Paris, but then leaves him for Don Pasqual Costelar.
Marlene Dietrich as Concha Pérez
Lionel Atwill as Capt. Don Pasqual Costelar
Edward Everett Horton as Gov. Don Paquito
Alison Skipworth as Señora Pérez
Cesar Romero as Antonio Galvan
Awards and honors
The film won the Award for Best Cinematography at the Venice Film Festival.
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: