Director: Josef von Sternberg Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1931
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Warner Oland
Dietrich plays an Austrian streetwalker-turned-spy loosely based on Mata Hari in this ‘espionage melodrama’ from von Sternberg. Dubbed Agent X-27 by the authorities, she successfully uses her prodigious sex appeal and intelligence to extract secrets from the Russian military—but makes the fatal mistake of falling for a handsome young officer.