Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Hans Albers, Kurt Gerron
The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, "The Blue Angel" is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, presented in the newly-restored German version. Emil Jannings ("The Last Laugh", "Faust", "Othello"), the quintessential German expressionist actor, stars as Professor Rath, the sexually-repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. But as soon as he enters the shadowy Blue Angel nightclub and steals one glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), commanding the stage in top hat, stockings, and bare thighs, Rath's self-righteous piety is crushed. He finds himself fatefully seduced by the throaty voice of the vulgar siren, singing "Falling In Love Again." Consumed by desire and tormented by his rigid propriety, Professor Rath allows himself to be dragged down a path of personal degradation. Lola's unrestrained sexuality was a revelation to turn-of-the-decade moviegoers, thrusting Dietrich to the forefront of the sultry international leading ladies, such as Greta Garbo, who were challenging the limits of screen sexuality.
Audio Commentary, Marlene Dietrich's "The Blue Angel" Screen Test, Dietrich Interview Footage, Original Trailer, Dietrich Concert Footage, Photo Gallery, Filmmaker and Cast Bios, Production History.
German Language Film with English Dub and Subtitles, Presented in Black & White.
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||12/04/2012|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||106 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
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