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She was stunningly beautiful in her early scenes, in this...


...when she was supposed to be young and wide-eyed. I thought the loose curls were beautiful, and as she aged she settled down into the classic Marlene Dietrich look. But the early scenes? She looked scrumptious!

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I'm watching the film right now and I agree with you. She looks positively divine in the early parts. Maybe it's because it's nice to see her depart from her classic look for once, but I have never seen her look more lovelier.

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I completely agree. She looked wide-eyed and innocent in the earlier scenes. In the later half of the movie, she wears heavy and dark makeup which I feel gives her a harder look. Still beautiful, just not as soft. I suppose heavy makeup represents her loss of youthful innocence.

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