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