The Blue Angel

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The Blue Angel ★★★★ Der Blaue Engel 1930

Tale of a man stripped of his dignity. A film classic filled with sensuality and decay, which made Dietrich a European star and led to her discovery in Hollywood. When a repressed professor (Jannings) goes to a nightclub hoping to catch some of his students in the wrong, he's taken by Lola, the sultry singer portrayed by Dietrich. After spending the night with her, losing his job, and then marrying her, he goes on tour with the troupe, peddling indiscreet photos of his wife. Versions were shot in both German and English, with the German version sporting English subtitles. ♫Falling in Love Again; They Call Me Wicked Lola. 90m/B VHS, DVD . GE Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jan-nings, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers; D: Josef von Sternberg; W: Robert Liebmann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmoller; C: Gunther Rittau; M: Frederick “Friedrich” Hollander.