The Blue Angel

The Blue Angel

Downloadable Video - 1930
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Immanuel Rath, an old bachelor, is a professor at the town's university. When he discovers that some of his pupils often go into a speakeasy, The Blue Angel, to visit a dancer, Lola Lola, he comes there to confront them. But he is attracted to Lola. The next night he comes again-and does not sleep at home. This causes trouble at work and his life takes a downward spiral.
Publisher: [Germany]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1930]
Copyright Date: ©1930
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 46 min. 59 sec.)) : sound, black & white

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ms_mustard
Nov 16, 2015

important for its place in film history, its star and director, my first Marlene Dietrich film.

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JackPurcell
Mar 16, 2015

A touching movie from the innocent times between WWI and WWII. In many ways it reminds me of Cabaret, also worth watching. The underlying message or tone of desperation might seem off putting to some but the story conveys a realism that, of itself, is probably somewhat depressing. My personal thought is that Blue Angel is Marlene Dietrich's best performance ever. A worthy watch.

THUD55 Aug 29, 2013

I could not get the English version disc to play so I watched the German version. it was weak on the subtitles so I had to guess at what they were saying mostly. I still enjoyed the story and understood it. I can see why she caused such a stir when it came out. by today's standards it is quite tame but I'm sure it was a shock in 1930.

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