Tuesday 4 February @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm

 "She smolders, she smirks, she fails to be amused, she dominates, she destroys." Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

Set in Weimar Germany, an elderly well-respected professor (Emile Jannings) allows his cosy, middle-class existence to spin dangerously out of control when he falls for cabaret singer, Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich in the role that first brought her international acclaim).

Based on the 1905 novel, Professor Unrat by Heinrich Mann (brother of Thomas), The Blue Angel is considered the first major German sound film and contains what was to become Dietrich’s signature song, Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It). And while it is arguably von Sternberg’s best-loved film, it also cost him his marriage as he and Deitrich began an affair during filming.


Related links

The Blue Angel on IMDb


AuthorTufnell Park Film Club