Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOSEF VON STERNBERG

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOSEF VON STERNBERG

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    JOSEF VON STERNBERG

    Jet Pilot (1957)
    Anatahan (1954)
    Macao (1952)
    Duel in the Sun (1946) (uncredited)
    The Town (1944)
    The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
    Sergeant Madden (1939)
    The Great Waltz (1938) (uncredited)
    I, Claudius (1937)
    The King Steps Out (1936)
    Crime and Punishment (1935/I)
    The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
    The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
    The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    Blonde Venus (1932)
    Shanghai Express (1932)
    An American Tragedy (1931)
    Dishonored (1931)
    Morocco (1930)
    The Blue Angel (1930)
    Thunderbolt (1929)
    The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
    The Docks of New York (1928)
    The Dragnet (1928)
    Street of Sin (1928) (uncredited)
    The Last Command (1928)
    Underworld (1927)
    Children of Divorce (1927) (uncredited)
    It (1927) (uncredited)
    Exquisite Sinner (1926) (replaced by Phil Rosen)
    A Woman of the Sea (1926)
    The Masked Bride (1925) (uncredited)
    The Salvation Hunters (1925)
     
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    JOSEF VON STERNBERG (1894 - 1969)


    Jet Pilot (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Anatahan (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Macao (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Duel in the Sun (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Town (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Shanghai Gesture (1941) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Take This Woman (1940) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sergeant Madden (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Great Waltz (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I, Claudius (1937)
    The King Steps Out (1936) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Crime and Punishment (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Devil Is a Woman (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
    The Scarlet Empress (1934) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blonde Venus (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shanghai Express (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    An American Tragedy (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dishonored (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Morocco (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Blue Angel (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thunderbolt (1929) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
    The Docks of New York (1928) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Dragnet (1928)
    Street of Sin (1928)
    The Last Command (1928) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Underworld (1927) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Children of Divorce (1927)
    It (1927) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Exquisite Sinner (1926)
    A Woman of the Sea (1926)
    The Masked Bride (1925)
    The Salvation Hunters (1925)
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    JOSEF VON STERNBERG

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    Own: 0

    Rank order:

    Shanghai Express (1932)
    Morocco (1930)
    The Blue Angel (1930)
     
  4. Brook K

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    *1. The Blue Angel - A (all-time top 15)

    2. The Last Command - A
    *3. The Scarlet Empress - A-
    *4. The Devil is a Woman - B+


    5. The Docks of New York - B+
    *6. Blonde Venus - B+
    7. Shanghai Express - B+


    8. Underworld - B+
    *9. Morocco - B


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    Jet Pilot (1957)
    Anatahan (1954)
    Macao (1952)
    The Town (1944)
    The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
    Sergeant Madden (1939)
    I, Claudius (1937)
    The King Steps Out (1936)
    Crime and Punishment (1935/I)
    The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
    The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
    The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    Blonde Venus (1932)
    Shanghai Express (1932)
    An American Tragedy (1931)
    Dishonored (1931)
    Morocco (1930)
    The Blue Angel (1930)
    Thunderbolt (1929)
    The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
    The Docks of New York (1928)*
    The Dragnet (1928)
    The Last Command (1928)
    Underworld (1927)
    A Woman of the Sea (1926)
    The Salvation Hunters (1925)


    Bolded films I've seen.

    * Seen part of it; may have seen Macao.
     
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    Jet Pilot (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Anatahan (1954)
    Macao (1952)
    The Town (1944)
    The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
    Sergeant Madden (1939)
    I, Claudius (1937)
    The King Steps Out (1936)
    Crime and Punishment (1935/I)
    The Devil Is a Woman (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
    The Scarlet Empress (1934) [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Blonde Venus (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shanghai Express (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    An American Tragedy (1931)
    Dishonored (1931)
    Morocco (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Blue Angel (1930)(American version)
    The Blue Angel (1930)(German version) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thunderbolt (1929)
    The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
    The Docks of New York (1928)
    The Dragnet (1928)
    The Last Command (1928)
    Underworld (1927) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Woman of the Sea (1926)
    The Salvation Hunters (1925)

    Seen 8
    Own 1
     
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    The Scarlet Empress (1934) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Shanghai Express (1932) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Morocco (1930) - [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Blue Angel (1930) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Arman Screenwriter

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    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    In order of merit:


    1. The Scarlet Empress (1934) ****
    2. The Blue Angel (1930) ****
    3. Shanghai Express (1932) ***1/2
    4. Morocco (1930) ***1/2
    5. The Last Command (1928) ***1/2
    6. Anatahan (1954) ***1/2
    7. The Devil Is a Woman (1935) ***
    8. Dishonored (1931) ***
    9. Blonde Venus (1932) ***
    10.The Shanghai Gesture (1941) ***
    11.Macao (1952) **1/2
    12.Jet Pilot (1957) **


    I'm shocked to see some of the ratings given to the films of one of my favorites; anyway, it pains me to have just 1 DVD of his in my collection - THE BLUE ANGEL - and it's a pity that the Criterion DVD of THE SCARLET EMPRESS is sub-par and that their SHANGHAI EXPRESS edition seems to have fallen through.

    I'm interested in watching everything he's done but especially THE SALVATION HUNTERS (1925), THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1928), THUNDERBOLT (1929), AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1931) and CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1935).

    Brook, THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN is a very good and fascinating film in its own right but, in the long run, THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (1977) is the greater film of the two. On the other hand, though, I'd have to say that I prefer Renoir's DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1946) to Bunuel's 1964 version.
     
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    The Devil is a Woman - B+
    Blonde Venus - B+
    Morocco - B
     
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    Morocco (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Blue Angel (1930)(German version) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 6
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    The Devil Is a Woman (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Underworld (1927) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 8
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    Anatahan (1954) - 8/10

    Macao (1952) - 6/10

    The Shanghai Gesture (1941) - 7/10

    The Devil Is a Woman (1935) - 8/10
    The Scarlet Empress (1934) - 7/10
    Morocco (1930) - 7/10
    The Blue Angel (1930) - 7/10


    The Docks of New York (1928) - 9/10

    The Last Command (1928) - 8/10
     
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    Shanghai Express - B+
     
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    Crime and Punishment (1935)
     
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