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