Blue Angel

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Marlene Dietrich became an immediate international star on the strength of her performance as the temptress Lola Frohlich in Josef von Sternberg's classic tale of love and obsession. Professor Immanuel Rath Emil Jannings is a strict and humorless schoolmaster who is shocked when he discovers the boys in his class have been spending their time at a sleazy cabaret called The Blue Angel, where an entertainer named Lola Dietrich keeps the men in thrall and sells suggestive postcards of herself. Rath goes to the club ...
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Overview

Marlene Dietrich became an immediate international star on the strength of her performance as the temptress Lola Frohlich in Josef von Sternberg's classic tale of love and obsession. Professor Immanuel Rath Emil Jannings is a strict and humorless schoolmaster who is shocked when he discovers the boys in his class have been spending their time at a sleazy cabaret called The Blue Angel, where an entertainer named Lola Dietrich keeps the men in thrall and sells suggestive postcards of herself. Rath goes to the club in hopes of catching his students and giving them a severe dressing-down, but he instead finds himself entranced by the carefree atmosphere of the club, and is struck by Lola's earthy, sensual beauty. Rath finds himself strongly attracted to Lola, and she later entertains him in her dressing room. When word of Rath's infatuation with Lola spreads to his students, he is taunted mercilessly, and eventually Rath is dismissed from the school. While Lola agrees to marry Rath, she shows little affection for him and delights in humiliating him, making him her servant and forcing him to play a clown in her stage show. The Blue Angel was shot in both German and English language versions; the German is preferable, as most of the cast were obviously more expert in that tongue. Dietrich introduced her theme song, "Falling In Love Again," in this picture.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Der Blaue Engel is one of the masterpieces of the early sound era, notable in using sound to enhance atmosphere and establish characterization. Germany in 1930 was in desperate economic turmoil from reparations following World War I, and the film mirrors the bleak, unhappy view of the future common in German society at that time. The story is a superb portrait of cruel, obsessive love and the unrelenting degradation that ensues. Director Josef Von Sternberg skillfully paces the film so that the descent of the Professor (Emil Jannings) is both believable and understandable. Indeed, it is clear that the camera adores Lola (Marlene Dietrich) every bit as much as does the professor. The film made an international star of Dietrich, and she is matched in performance by Jannings, in what is perhaps his best-remembered screen role. The film also launched the song "Falling in Love Again,"which, like the film itself, has amply stood the test of time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • UPC: 738329107925
  • Original Release: 1930
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 48,131

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emil Jannings Prof. Immanuel Rath
Marlene Dietrich Lola Frohlich
Kurt Gerron Kiepert, a Magician
Rose Valetti Guste, his wife
Hans Albers Mazeppa
Karl Huszar-Puffy Innkeeper
Eduard von Winterstein Headmaster
Robert Klein-Lork Goldstaub, a Student
Rolf Muller Angst, a Student
Reinhold Bernt The clown
Hans Roth The janitor
Roland Varno Pupil Lohmann
Gerhard Bienert Policeman
Wilhelm Diegelmann Captain
Ilse Furstenberg Rath's maid
Carl Ballhaus Pupil Ertzum
Technical Credits
Josef von Sternberg Director
Emile Hasler Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Frederick Hollander Score Composer, Songwriter
Otto Hunte Art Director, Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Samuel Lerner Consultant/advisor
Robert Liebmann Songwriter, Screenwriter
Roland Petit Choreography
Erich Pommer Producer
Günther Rittau Cinematographer
Hans Schneeberger Cinematographer
Fritz Thiery Sound/Sound Designer
Karl Vollmoeller Screenwriter
Franz Waxman Score Composer
S.K. Winston Editor
Carl Zuckmayer Screenwriter
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Nightmarish

    **spoiler alert** I thoroughly enjoyed the way the main character seemed to become increasingly entangled in a situation. As the reader, I could see that he was compounding his situation step-by-step, and it felt like the reader had the privilege of not sharing in the protagonist's "blindness". I didn't see this book as a satire; I saw it as a horror story. My only disappointment was that it seemed the ending basicallly fizzled out, without a satisfying conlusion.

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