One of the first German language sound films, and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich.
Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as "The Blue Angel" leads to his own rapture with the establishment's main attraction Lola (Dietrich) - and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, ‘The Blue Angel’ is at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced through with Sternberg's masterful cinematography. Digitally restored in a beautiful new black and white print. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Eureka for this screening.
Germany 1930 Joseph Sternberg 108m