Articles about: Josef von Sternberg

Josef von Sternberg

Josef von Sternberg was an Austrian director who began his career during the silent era, and came to Hollywood in 1930 alongside his frequent star Marlene Dietrich. The parted ways after 1935, and his career began to decline following a nervous breakdown. His final Hollywood film was The Shanghai Gesture in 1942, though he would go on to make one more feature in Japan and directed parts of films for Howard Hughes.

Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, and Phyllis Brooks in "The Shanghai Gesture"

Review: Josef von Sternberg’s “The Shanghai Gesture,” Starring Gene Tierney and Victor Mature

Josef von Sternberg brings John Colton’s controversial play “The Shanghai Gesture” to the big screen in the first American production by producer Arnold Pressburger.