Mornings with Marlene: A Matinee Series

Sun, Sep 5th, 2021 to Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021

"Do you think this is glamorous? That this is a great life, and that I do it for my health? Well, it isn't. It's hard work"

Wake up on the right side of the bed with gender-bending German-American actress, sex symbol, fashion icon, antifacist, and (unofficial) Patron Saint of the Music Box Theatre, Marlene Dietrich. A matinee series featuring her work with directors Fritz Lang, George Marshall, Billy Wilder, and longtime collaborator Josef von Sternberg, all on 35mm.

Movies & Showtimes for
Mornings with Marlene: A Matinee Series

Sun, Sep 5th
A Foreign Affair

11:30AM
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Mon, Sep 6th
A Foreign Affair

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 11th
Shanghai Express

11:30AM
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Sun, Sep 12th
Shanghai Express

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 18th
Destry Rides Again

11:30AM
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Sun, Sep 19th
Destry Rides Again

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 25th
Morocco

11:30AM
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Sun, Sep 26th
Morocco

11:30AM
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Sat, Oct 2nd
Rancho Notorious

11:30AM
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Sun, Oct 3rd
Rancho Notorious

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Destry Rides Again

A FILM BY: George Marshall
WRITTEN BY: Felix Jackson (screenplay), Gertrude Purcell (screenplay), Henry Myers (screenplay)
STARRING: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

The small town of Bottleneck is under the control of Kent (Brian Donlevy), a power-hungry boss who gets control over the local cattle ranchers by winning a rigged game of cards. When the local sheriff questions the legitimacy of the game, Kent has him killed and names the town drunk, Dimsdale (Charles Winninger), as sheriff. What Kent doesn't know is that Dimsdale knows legendary lawman Tom Destry, who in turns sends his daring son Tom Destry Jr. (James Stewart) to Bottleneck to save the day.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1939
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 95 mins
Format: 35mm

A Foreign Affair

A FILM BY: Billy Wilder
WRITTEN BY: Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Richard L. Breen (screenplay)
STARRING: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund

Idealistic Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) touches down in postwar Berlin on a fact-finding mission about legendary cabaret singer Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich), long rumored to be the former mistress of one or more high-ranking Nazi leaders and now reportedly intimately involved with an unidentified American military officer. Frost falls for her military escort, Captain John Pringle (John Lund), unaware that the handsome American is the singer's secret paramour.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1948
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 116 mins
Format: 35mm

Morocco

A FILM BY: Josef von Sternberg
WRITTEN BY: Jules Furthman (screenplay), Benno Vigny (play)
STARRING: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou

World-weary chanteuse Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich) arrives in Morocco on the same ship as wealthy playboy La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou). Amy gets a job at a local club and attracts the attention of womanizing Legionnaire soldier Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), who visits her later. Discouraged by Amy's melancholy demeanor, Tom departs for another rendezvous. When Amy follows and is attacked by locals, Tom defends her -- which has consequences for him, Amy and the romantic hopes of La Bessiere.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1930
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm

Rancho Notorious

A FILM BY: Fritz Lang
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Taradash (screenplay), Silvia Richards (original story)
STARRING: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Vern Haskell (Arthur Kennedy) is pushed to revenge when his fiancée is killed during a general store robbery. Intent on punishing those responsible, Vern manages to find one of the thieves, who is mortally wounded. In his dying words, the man gives Vern a clue to finding the others. Continuing his quest, Vern travels to the hideout -- a ranch operated by Altar Keane (Marlene Dietrich), a former saloon singer. By fooling an outlaw (Mel Ferrer), Vern makes his way into their inner circle.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1952
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 89 mins
Format: 35mm

Shanghai Express

A FILM BY: Josef von Sternberg
WRITTEN BY: Jules Furthman (screenplay), Harry Hervey (based on the story by)
STARRING: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong

In Peking, China, during a civil war, British Capt. Donald Harvey (Clive Brook) meets his old flame Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich) and learns with dismay that she has become a prostitute known as Shanghai Lily. Both are traveling to Shanghai via train, and while they grow reacquainted, they remain unaware that they are traveling with spy and rebel army leader Henry Chang (Warner Oland). On Chang's orders, his forces attack the train, terrorize the passengers and hold Donald hostage.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1932
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 82 mins
Format: 35mm

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