Dishonored (1931)

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"Dishonored" is a 1931 American spy film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich. The film is set in World War I-era Austria-Hungary and follows the story of a young Austrian woman named Marie Kolverer (played by Dietrich), who is forced to become a spy for the Austrian Secret Service after being wrongly accused of prostitution.

Marie, who is nicknamed "X-27" by her handlers, is sent to infiltrate a Russian spy ring and seduce Colonel Kranau (played by Victor McLaglen), a Russian military attaché. Marie's mission becomes complicated when she falls in love with Kranau, and she must choose between her loyalty to her country and her feelings for the man she has been sent to betray.

"Dishonored" is notable for its stylish and innovative direction, as well as Marlene Dietrich's performance as Marie. The film is considered a classic of the spy genre and was praised for its depiction of a strong, independent female protagonist in an era when such characters were rare in Hollywood films.

The film's themes of betrayal, sacrifice, and patriotism are still relevant today, and "Dishonored" remains a powerful and entertaining work of cinema.