T2, Theater 2
*Blonde Venus*. 1932. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Blonde Venus. 1932. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Screenplay by Jules Furthman, S. K. Lauren, based on a story by Sternberg. 93 min.

With Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore. American chemist Ned Faraday is poisoned with radium, and must go to Germany, of all places, to find a cure. His wife Helen goes too, but when she needs to raise funds for Ned’s treatments, she goes back to her pre-married life as a dance hall singer. When her cabaret earnings fall short, she prostitutes herself to a millionaire.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Mr. Cary Grant.