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Dishonored (1931)




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In a film loosely adapted from the story of Mata Hari (the Dutch dancer who finagled secrets for the Kaiser during World War I), a Vienna prostitute (Marlene Dietrich) is recruited to expose a double-agent spy ring that's giving information to the Russians.


Marlene Dietrich
as Marie Kolverer
Victor McLaglen
as Colonel Kranau
Lew Cody
as Colonel Kovrin
Gustav von Seyffertitz
as Austrian Secret Service
Warner Oland
as Gen. von Hindau
Barry Norton
as Young Lieutenant
Davison Clark
as Court-Martial Officer
Wilfred Lucas
as Gen. Dymov
Bill Powell
as Manager
George Irving
as Contact at Cafe
Ethan Laidlaw
as Russian Corporal
Joseph W. Girard
as Russian Officer
William B. Davidson
as Firing Squad Officer
Buddy Roosevelt
as Russian Officer
Ruth Mayhew
as Accident Victim
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Critic Reviews for Dishonored

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

The elaborate disguises, sophisticated ruses, and arachnid schemes... display the elegant beauty of fakery; their ultimate truth is disclosed in Dietrich's insolent smile when facing down men with guns.

February 1, 2021 | Full Review…

To try and describe Dietrich in Dishonored ... is a daunting exercise Marlene's character would no doubt look upon with a withering, contemptuous glance.

April 25, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Iit is perhaps the purest expression of Sternberg's belief in the triumph of aesthetics over mortality.

January 1, 2000

Dietrich's fine performance and von Sternberg's visuals (that masquerade ball!) overcome both a shaky second half and a badly miscast Victor McLaglen.

June 16, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Had Dishonored managed to be more than a mere subpar melodrama, perhaps it would have managed to make more of an impact in the von Sternberg canon.

August 18, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

von Sternberg turns what could have been little more than a typical espionage potboiler into another one of his luxuriant visual essays on Dietrich's smoldering screen presence and his own love of cinematic texture, depth, and tactility.

August 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dishonored


A spy movie that's ahead of its time with Dietrich on fine form as always

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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