The Movie: 7 (on a scale of -10 to 10). A jaded lounge singer meets a jaded legionary at a godforsaken outpost in Morocco, and they have to decide whether they love each other and how far they're willing to go for it. The movie was slow and spare by modern standards-- can you imagine how this would look if it were a war romance made today?-- but Marlene Dietrich is mesmerizing and the cinematography is really good for what they had to work with. At the time, this movie was infamous. A woman wearing a coat and tails? A woman kissing another woman? SCANDAL.
The Fashions: 10 (on a scale of 1 to 10). I'm already partial to early 30's fashions, but here they are elevated to the sublime. You could wear anything Marlene Dietrich wore (maybe with the exception of the coat and tails), and it would still be considered the height of elegance and class today.