The Blue Angel

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Lola, star at the sleaziest nightclub in screen history, meets, seduces and ultimately destroys the upright bourgeois schoolteacher, Professor Rath. A tragedy? A comedy? It's actually a surprisingly complex morality play: a celebration of Lola's sexuality (it was Dietrich's first major role) and an ironic observation of Rath's repression and masochism (Jannings never suffered more or better). The film looks and sounds its age, but remains enthralling. Sternberg shot English and German versions simultaneously.

By: TR

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Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Screenwriter: Karl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmuller, Robert Liebmann
Cast: Emil Jannings
Marlene Dietrich
Kurt Gerron
Rosa Valetti
Hans Albers
Eduard Von Winterstein
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