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Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)

The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.


David Riva (as J. David Riva)


Karin Kearns

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Bacharach ... Himself
André G. Brunelin André G. Brunelin ... Himself
Rosemary Clooney ... Herself
Buck Dawson Buck Dawson ... Himself
Alfred Hens Alfred Hens ... Himself
Beate Klarsfeld Beate Klarsfeld ... Herself
Hildegard Knef ... Herself
Volker Kühn Volker Kühn ... Himself
Thomas Langhoff Thomas Langhoff ... Himself
A.C. Lyles ... Himself
Elisabeth McIntosh Elisabeth McIntosh ... Herself
Felix Moeller ... Himself
Barney Oldfield Barney Oldfield ... Himself
Maria Riva ... Herself
Volker Schlöndorff ... Himself


The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.

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Germany | USA


English | German | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

21 March 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Marlene Dietrich - To diko tis tragoudi See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Another Spring, Another Love
Written by Noel Paris and Gloria Shayne
Performed by Marlene Dietrich
Published by Robert Mellin Music Publishing Corporation;
assigned to Screen Gems - EMI
Courtesy of Bella Musica
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Dietrich Comes Home
1 November 2002 | by richard-masonSee all my reviews

It's far from the first documentary about Dietrich, but as far as I know, this is the first to tell her story from a specifically German point of view. It's how she viewed her homeland, especially during the long years abroad, that is the prism this film uses to look at the familiar material.

However, not all of the material is familiar -- there are a lot of home movies not seen before (the advantage of having your grandson as the film maker), and Dietrich's daughter (mother of the film maker) is by far the most revealing Talking Head.

Dietrich's anti- Nazi efforts during the Second World War, fuelled by her passion for French Freedom Fighter Jean Gabin as much as patriotism, form a central part of the narrative, along with her conflicting emotions over helping the Allied war effort while her mother was still in Berlin.

A new take on a well-known story, and well worth a visit

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