Tuesday, September 15, 2020

On This Day...Blonde Venus (1932)

Today, in 1932, saw the release of Cary Grant's 5th full length feature film...Blonde Venus.

Cary Grant plays Nick Townsend, the man who brings trouble into Helen Faraday's life.
Marlene Dietrich plays Helen who goes from wife, to harlot, to popular woman of the theatre and back to wife.


"There are good portraits of Miss Dietrich, who sings two or three songs. Mr. Marshall does well as his lines and the situation permit. Cary Grant is worthy of a much better role than that of Townsend.." 
- Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times.

With Marlene Dietrich.

"Blonde Venus should be a howling box-office success." - Jose Rodriguez, Script.


Helen Faraday                Marlene Dietrich
Ned Faraday                   Herbert Marshall
Nick Townsend              Cary Grant
Johnny Faraday              Dickie Moore
Ben Smith                      Gene Morgan
"Taxi Belle" Hooper      Rita La Roy
Dan O'Connor               Robert Emmett O'Connor
Detective Wilson            Sidney Toler

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Josef von Sternberg
Produced and distributed by Paramount Publix.
Running time: 85 minutes

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