The blue angel

The blue angel

DVD - 2001 | German
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One of the early sound masterpieces of German cinema, this film made Marlene Dietrich an international star and helped assure director Joseph von Sternberg a place in cinematic history. The story is a gripping portrait of a middle-aged professor who is ruined by his obsession with a tawdry cafe entertainer.
Publisher: New York : Kino Video, c2001
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 BLU NVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (188 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 16, 2015

important for its place in film history, its star and director, my first Marlene Dietrich film.

Mar 16, 2015

A touching movie from the innocent times between WWI and WWII. In many ways it reminds me of Cabaret, also worth watching. The underlying message or tone of desperation might seem off putting to some but the story conveys a realism that, of itself, is probably somewhat depressing. My personal thought is that Blue Angel is Marlene Dietrich's best performance ever. A worthy watch.

THUD55 Aug 29, 2013

I could not get the English version disc to play so I watched the German version. it was weak on the subtitles so I had to guess at what they were saying mostly. I still enjoyed the story and understood it. I can see why she caused such a stir when it came out. by today's standards it is quite tame but I'm sure it was a shock in 1930.

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