Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Movie Review: The Devil is a Woman (1935)

The Movie:  0 (on a scale of -10 to 10).  In Spain, a woman who is skilled at manipulating men and playing them off each other manipulates men and plays them off each other.  This movie was a giant meh for me.  On the one hand, Marlene Dietrich is solid, the set and costume design is extravant, and the cinematography is competent, but on the other hand, you always knew exactly where this was going to go, neither the woman nor the men she manipulates are compelling, and the movie didn't have a very insightful take on its subject material. 

The Fashions:  6 (on a scale of 1 to 10).  The clothing was pretty extravagant and elaborate, but in most cases felt more like costumes than clothing.

In short:  If you want to see some exciting Spanish (or faux Spanish) clothing, it's worth watching, but otherwise, probably not.


  1. Hi... what an excellent idea. Have you seen either Tonight or Never/ or Greeks Have a Word for Them? These were the two movies that Coco Chanel came to hollywood to design for the silver screen. I've never seen them but thought that the fashions may be fabulous.

  2. I have not, but I will definitely check them out. Thanks for the recommendations!