Director: Billy Wilder
Look, I refuse to talk about the contents of this film. Go into it knowing nothing as Jamie and I did, and you won't be sorry.
Here's something fun - I've had this movie on my DVR for years, one way or another. I've been meaning to watch it, and somehow it just never made it to be the next thing I watched. Which is crazy. But every once in a while I'd be reminded of the talent in the movie, all of whom I like, and after a recent convo with Laura, thought "man, I just need to watch this at long last." And then TCM played it around Christmas and I recorded it again!
Directed by Billy Wilder from an Agatha Christie play. Starring Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, and the always impossibly old Ian Wolfe.
It's basically a murder mystery starting with a suspect (Power) being brought to Laughton, a barrister, so he can defend him when he gets arrested. Marlene Dietrich plays Powers' wife.
There's 10,000 words to write about Dietrich, but plenty of others have already done it. So, go find them. She earned them.
But, also, delight in Lanchester and O'Connor in a film together again, where, once again, they share no scenes.