Marlene Dietrich (one of the greatest actresses ever) stars in the 1932 drama Shanghai Express. Directed by Josef von Sternberg, the movie also stars Anna May Wong, Clive Brook, and Warner Oland.
In her autobiography, Marlene Dietrich writes that the director, Josef von Sternberg directed most of the cinematography, instead of Lee Garmes (who won the Oscar for his work on the film). The film is very, very good and visually stunning. It isn’t shown on television nearly often enough. You CAN find it on dvd, however: Shanghai Express on DVD (Amazon link)
Shanghai Express on DVD (Amazon link)