The Blue Angel (AKA Der Blaue Engel) – 1930

 

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This film is an adaptation of Heinrich Mann’s novel Professor Unrat and is considered the first major German sound film. When Professor Emmanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) follows his students to a local speakeasy to scold them, he unexpectedly falls for the club’s dancer, Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich). As he pursues a relationship, he finds that his life subsequently falls apart and must find a way to piece it back together.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings

Directed By: Joseph von Sternberg

Written By: Heinrich Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmoller, Robert Liebmann

Genre: Drama, Musical

Alternate Title: Der Blaue Engel

Run Time: 124 minutes

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