Golden Earrings (1947)

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Based on a novel by Yolanda Foldes, this confusing romantic adventure concerns a love affair and international espionage. Told in flashback, British officer Ralph Denistoun (Ray Milland) recounts the story to American journalist Quentin Reynolds. Before WWII, British Intelligence officers Ralph and Richard (Bruce Lester) were held captive by Nazis who wanted to know about Prof. Otto Krosigk's (Reinhold Schunzel) secret formula. Ralph and Richard escape, deciding to look for Krosigk separately with the plan to meet up again in Stuttgart. Then Ralph meets gypsy woman Lydia (Marlene Dietrich) in the forest. She disguises him, gives him golden earrings to wear, and leads him through the forest. Ralph eventually fights the gypsy leader Zoltan (Murvyn Vye) and wins his respect. He joins the band of gypsies and heads to Stuttgart where he meets Richard and reads the horrible fate in his palm. He then meets Krosigk, who gives him the secret formula. He is then able to escape, but promises to return for Lydia. The story ends with Lydia and Ralph meeting again in the forest after the war is over.
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NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

Ray Milland
as Col. Ralph Denistoun
Murvyn Vye
as Zoltan
Reinhold Schünzel
as Prof. Krosigk
Ivan Triesault
as Maj. Reimann
Hermine Sterler
as Greta Krosigk
Larry Simms
as Page Boy
Hans Von Morhart
as S.S. Trooper
Mme. Louise Colombet
as Flower Woman
Robert Val
as Gypsy Boy
Pepito Pérez
as Gypsy Boy
J. Gordon Arnold
as Gypsy Boy
Martha Bamattre
as Wise Old Woman
Antonia Morales
as Gypsy Dancer
Jack Wilson
as Hitler Youth Leader
Fred Nurney
as Agent
Harold De Becker
as Telegraph Boy
Gordon Richards
as Club Member
Vernon P. Downing
as Club Member
Tony Ellis
as Dispatch Rider
Robert Cory
as Doorman
Henry Rowland
as Peiffer
Henry Guttman
as Peasant
James H. Horne
as Soldier
Ellen Baer
as Girl
Carmen Beretta
as Tourist
Maynard Holmes
as Private
Roberta Jonay
as Peasant Girl
Harry Anderson
as German Farmer
Caryl Lincoln
as Farmer's Wife
Robert Stephenson
as S.S. Guard
Henry Vroom
as S.S. Guard
George Sorel
as Policeman
Hans Schumm
as Policeman
John Dehner
as S.S. Man
Howard Mitchell
as Naval Officer
Arno Frey
as Major
John Good
as S.S. Lieutenant
Walter Rode
as Nazi Party Official
Jack Worth
as Nazi Party Official
Peter Seal
as Chief of Police
John Peters
as Lieutenant Colonel
Jon Gilbreath
as Soldier
Al Winters
as Elite Guard Colonel
Greta Ullmann
as German Wive
Catherine Savitsky
as German Wive
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Full Review… | January 27, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Golden Earrings

THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD OLD MOVIE.. MARLENE DIETRICH PLAYED A GYPSY.... IN A TIME THAT THE NAZI'S WERE COLLECTING THESE KIND OF PEOPLE ECT.. RAY MILLAND WAS REALLY GOOD... YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS...

CARMEN CLUCK
CARMEN CLUCK

This is a different kind of WWII movie not overly propagandized. This has to be one of my faves primarily because it focuses on an overlooked population that was more or less ignored by popular media during the war... the Roma/gypsies... and it does so in a way that tries to respects their culture while blending it with a casablanca-esque storyline of murder, mystery, intrigue, and of course nazis. A British officer embarks on a dangerous mission in the heart of Germany. However, they are captured and forced to escape. His only choice is to try and disappear. An eccentric gypsy (Marlene) takes him under her wing, more or less because she is attracted to him, and assimilates him into her culture. He soon falls for her, but danger is never far behind. Eventually they are forced to separate, but what is to become of them after the war?...

Kate Caldwell
Kate Caldwell

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