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Der blaue Engel

Josef von Sternberg Germany, 1930

msmichel's rating of the film The Blue Angel

Classic collaboration between Von Sternberg, Dietrich and Jennings that still holds its ability to enthrall and entertain. The film made Dietrich an international star but its Jennings who does the heavy lifting here with a tremendous performance as a professor who loses everything including his dignity in his misplaced love for a seedy cabaret artist. The film is often sensual and sexy but also heartbreaking.