Director: von SternbergReview
the first half wasn’t extremely strong, but the second half picked up when jannings marries dietrich and then things start going wrong. this is actually the first von sternberg film i’ve seen and it reminded me of murnau’s work with jannings. this is sternberg’s most famous and possibly highest regarded film. the second half of the film is really quite good and makes the film the classic that it is. dietrich is diabolical and sweet. jannings is great as usual.