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Golden Earrings (1947)





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Based on a novel by Yolanda Foldes, this confusing romantic adventure concerns a love affair and international espionage. Told in flashback, British officer Ralph Denistoun (Ray Milland) recounts the story to American journalist Quentin Reynolds. Before WWII, British Intelligence officers Ralph and Richard (Bruce Lester) were held captive by Nazis who wanted to know about Prof. Otto Krosigk's (Reinhold Schunzel) secret formula. Ralph and Richard escape, deciding to look for Krosigk separately with the plan to meet up again in Stuttgart. Then Ralph meets gypsy woman Lydia (Marlene Dietrich) in the forest. She disguises him, gives him golden earrings to wear, and leads him through the forest. Ralph eventually fights the gypsy leader Zoltan (Murvyn Vye) and wins his respect. He joins the band of gypsies and heads to Stuttgart where he meets Richard and reads the horrible fate in his palm. He then meets Krosigk, who gives him the secret formula. He is then able to escape, but promises to return for Lydia. The story ends with Lydia and Ralph meeting again in the forest after the war is over.


Ray Milland
as Col. Ralph Denistoun
Murvyn Vye
as Zoltan
Reinhold Schünzel
as Prof. Krosigk
Ivan Triesault
as Maj. Reimann
Hermine Sterler
as Greta Krosigk
Larry Simms
as Page Boy
Hans Von Morhart
as S.S. Trooper
Robert Val
as Gypsy Boy
Pepito Pérez
as Gypsy Boy
Martha Bamattre
as Wise Old Woman
Antonia Morales
as Gypsy Dancer
Jack Wilson
as Hitler Youth Leader
Harold De Becker
as Telegraph Boy
Gordon Richards
as Club Member
Vernon P. Downing
as Club Member
Tony Ellis
as Dispatch Rider
Robert Cory
as Doorman
Roberta Jonay
as Peasant Girl
Harry Anderson
as German Farmer
Caryl Lincoln
as Farmer's Wife
Henry Vroom
as S.S. Guard
George Sorel
as Policeman
Hans Schumm
as Policeman
John Dehner
as S.S. Man
Howard Mitchell
as Naval Officer
Arno Frey
as Major
John Good
as S.S. Lieutenant
Walter Rode
as Nazi Party Official
Jack Worth
as Nazi Party Official
Peter Seal
as Chief of Police
John Peters
as Lieutenant Colonel
Al Winters
as Elite Guard Colonel
Greta Ullmann
as German Wive
Catherine Savitsky
as German Wive
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Critic Reviews for Golden Earrings

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The general whimsicality of the picture is weary but Miss Dietrich does what she can with the laborious charade.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The great Marlene has a blast with the role, as if she's super aware she's miscast. The script is cheese, so she refuses to take it too seriously, camping it up at every turn and taking control of each situation.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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