1940. USA. Tay Garnett. 87 min.
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1940. USA. Directed by Tay Garnett. Produced by Joe Pasternak. Photographed by Rudolph Mate (Rudolf Mayer). With Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford. Dietrich, the brightest star to come out of Weimar, was recovering from being “box office poison” when this rollicking South Seas romance placed her in the arms of John Wayne. Pasternak was the Weimar veteran who had come over with Henry Koster, and Mate was a major cinematographer during Weimar, best known for his work with the great Carl Th. Dreyer (Mikael, Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr). Mate later became a director, and this series includes his When Worlds Collide. Garnett, a Hollywood stalwart, had his own brush with Weimar, codirecting Leni Riefenstahl in SOS Iceberg with her mentor, Dr. Arnold Fanck. 87 min.