|The Blue Angel|
|Directed by||Josef von Sternberg|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Written by||Heinrich Mann (also novel)|
Josef von Sternberg
|Music by||Friedrich Hollaender|
|Editing by||Walter Klee|
|Distributed by||Universum Film A.G.|
|Release date(s)||April 1, 1930|
|Running time||99 min. Josef von Sternberg aka Jonas Sternberg ( 29 May 1894, Vienna, Austria &ndash 22 December 1969, Los Erich Pommer ( July 20, 1889 &ndash May 8, 1966) was one of the most influential producers of the Silent film era having been one Luiz (Ludwig Heinrich Mann ( 27 March 1871 &ndash 12 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with social themes whose Carl Zuckmayer ( December 27, 1896 &ndash January 18, 1977) was a German Writer and Playwright. Karl Gustav Vollmõller (May 7 1878 - October 18 1948 was a German Playwright and Screenwriter. Josef von Sternberg aka Jonas Sternberg ( 29 May 1894, Vienna, Austria &ndash 22 December 1969, Los Emil Jannings ( July 23, 1884 &ndash January 3, 1950) was a German Actor and the first winner of the Academy Marlene Dietrich maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç (December 27 &ndashMay 6) was a German -born American Actress, Singer and Entertainer Kurt Gerron ( May 11, 1897 &ndash November 15, 1944) was a German Jewish actor and film director Friedrich Hollaender ( October 18 1896 - January 18 1976) was a German composer born in London Universum Film AG, better known as Ufa or UFA, was the principal film studio in Germany, home of the German film industry during the Weimar Republic Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.|
The Blue Angel (German: Der blaue Engel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930, based on Heinrich Mann's novel Professor Unrat. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Josef von Sternberg aka Jonas Sternberg ( 29 May 1894, Vienna, Austria &ndash 22 December 1969, Los Events Top grossing films Tom Sawyer Whoopee! Common Clay Check Luiz (Ludwig Heinrich Mann ( 27 March 1871 &ndash 12 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with social themes whose The film is considered to be the first major German sound film and it brought world fame to actress Marlene Dietrich. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image as opposed to a Silent film. Marlene Dietrich maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç (December 27 &ndashMay 6) was a German -born American Actress, Singer and Entertainer  In addition, it introduced her signature song, Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It). "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It" is the English language name for a 1930 song composed by Frederick Hollander as "Ich bin von Kopf
The Blue Angel follows Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) through a transformation from esteemed educator at the local Gymnasium (college preparatory high school) to a destitute vagrant in pre-World War I Germany. Emil Jannings ( July 23, 1884 &ndash January 3, 1950) was a German Actor and the first winner of the Academy A gymnasium (pronounced with ɡ- in several languages is a type of school providing Secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English grammar World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Rath’s descent begins when he punishes several of his students for circulating photographs of the beautiful Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) the headliner for the local cabaret, The Blue Angel. Marlene Dietrich maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç (December 27 &ndashMay 6) was a German -born American Actress, Singer and Entertainer Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring Comedy, Song, Dance, and Theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue &mdash a Restaurant Hoping to catch the boys at the club itself, Professor Rath goes to the club later that evening and meets his eventual downfall: the lovely Lola herself.
Consumed with desire and determined to remain at Lola’s side, Rath returns to the night club the following evening (to return a pair of panties that were smuggled into his coat by one of his students) and stays the night with her. Panties (in the USA and Canada or knickers (in the UK and Commonwealth are a form of Underwear, usually light and snug-fitting designed to be worn by Women The next morning, reeling from his night of passion, Rath arrives late to school to find his classroom in chaos and the principal furious with his behavior. Principal or Head of School is the title of the chief administrator of an Elementary school, Middle school, or High school in some English-speaking
Rath subsequently resigns his position at the academy to marry Lola, but their happiness is short-lived, as they soon fritter away the teacher's meager savings and Rath is forced to take a position as a clown in Lola’s cabaret troupe to pay the bills. Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring Comedy, Song, Dance, and Theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue &mdash a Restaurant His growing insecurities about Lola’s profession as a “shared woman” eventually reduce him to a mere shell of the man he used to be, consumed by his lust and jealousy. The troupe returns to his hometown, where he is ridiculed and berated by the Blue Angel patrons, the very people he himself used to deride.
When Lola informs Rath that she is leaving him for another man in the troupe, he flees from the night club and seeks refuge in his old classroom at the academy. Rejected, humiliated, and destitute, he ends his life in the very spot where his path to ruin began, at his old desk.
Von Sternberg calls the story “the downfall of an enamored man” (Sternberg, 11) and calls Rath “. . . a figure of self-satisfied dignity brought low. ” (Wakeman, 1045). Some critics saw the film as an allegory for pre-war Germany, but von Sternberg is very clear that he did not intend to make a political stand: “The year was 1929, Germany was undivided, although the real Germany, its schools and other places pictured in the film were not German and reality failed to interest me. An allegory (from αλλος allos "other" and el αγορευειν agoreuein "to speak in public" is a figurative mode of representation ” (Wakeman, 1046; Sternberg, 13).
Marlene Dietrich’s portrayal of a liberated night club performer not only cemented her stardom, but also established a modern embodiment of a vixen. Lola-Lola’s lusty songs (written by Friedrich Hollaender, Robert Liebmann and Sam Winston) slither their way into Rath’s heart, entrapping him and sealing his fate. Friedrich Hollaender ( October 18 1896 - January 18 1976) was a German composer born in London The story's melancholy simplicity adds to the beauty of von Sternberg’s most famous work and undoubtedly was a factor in its feverish success, in both Germany and America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Emil Jannings had asked Sternberg to direct him in his first sound picture, Sternberg and Jannings had clashed on the set of their previous collaboration The Last Command (1928), and von Sternberg had vowed never to work with the actor again. Emil Jannings ( July 23, 1884 &ndash January 3, 1950) was a German Actor and the first winner of the Academy The Last Command ( 1928) is a Silent film, written by John F Goodrich and Herman J Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The following year, however, he and Jannings reconciled and they began to collaborate on a film about Rasputin for UFA-Paramount. Sternberg was less than intrigued by this prospect, however, and as an alternative he was offered the idea of an adaptation of the Heinrich Mann story Professor Unrat. Sternberg restructured the story to fit his tastes; simplifying moral themes and emphasizing the anguish of the teacher. (Sternberg, 9-11)
The Blue Angel is famous for introducing the world to von Sternberg’s ingénue, Marlene Dietrich. Her radiant sensuality might be blamed for the censorship the film faced in Pasadena, California (Black, 50). Pasadena ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. C. V. Cowan, censor for Pasadena, found offensive (though Jason Joy, the nation's censor, did not) and chose to remove many scenes (Black, 50). Reception of the re-cut film was not good. Both the German and English versions are widely considered classics.
The film was banned in Nazi Germany in 1933, as were all the works of Heinrich Mann and Carl Zuckmayer. Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Luiz (Ludwig Heinrich Mann ( 27 March 1871 &ndash 12 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with social themes whose Carl Zuckmayer ( December 27, 1896 &ndash January 18, 1977) was a German Writer and Playwright.
Lola Lola's nightclub act has been parodied on film by Danny Kaye (in drag) as Fraulein Lilli in On the Double, Madeline Kahn as Lili von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles and Helmut Berger in Luchino Visconti's The Dammed. Danny Kaye ( January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American award-winning Actor, Singer and Comedian Drag in its broadest sense means any clothing one wears however the traditional use of the term is for any Costume or outfit that carries symbolic significance On The Double is a 1961 film directed by Melville Shavelson, who also wrote the screenplay with Jack Rose. Madeline Kahn ( September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, known primarily for her comedic roles Blazing Saddles ( 1974) is a satiric Western Comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Helmut Berger (born May 29 1944) is an Austrian Actor. Berger (whose real name is Helmut Steinberger) was born in Bad Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo ( November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian The Damned ( Italian: La caduta degli dei, German Götterdämmerung) is a 1969 film by Luchino Visconti
A stage adaptation by Romanian playwright Razvan Mazilu premiered in 2001 at the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest, starring Florin Zamfirescu as the professor and Maia Morgenstern as Lola Lola. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania For the theatre in Paris see Odéon. For other uses of the term see Odeon. Bucharest ( Romanian: Bucureşti) is the Capital city, industrial and commercial centre of Romania. Maia Morgenstern (b May 1, 1962) is a Romanian film and stage actress described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film"
Rath's transformation has been interpreted as symbolic of Carl Jung's description of a man's infatuation with his anima. For the album by The Creatures see Anima Animus The Anima and Animus are in Carl Jung 's school of Analytical psychology, the According to Jung, the anima is a man's idealized version of woman. For women, such a projection is described as the animus.