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The Blue Angel

Der blaue Engel

Directed by Josef von Sternberg
Germany, 1930
  • German
  • English


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 named Lola Lola, he comes there to confront them, but meets Lola herself…

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Over seven films, director Josef von Sternberg and actress Marlene Dietrich traced a path of lush, scandalous romantic fantasies from Germany to Hollywood. The Blue Angel, their first film together, made Marlene a star overnight.

The Blue Angel Directed by Josef von Sternberg

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