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Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) Reviews

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July 1, 2014
Un estricto profesor termina humillado y sin dignidad cuando cae en las manos de una hermosa cantante. La historia de muchos.
June 3, 2014
Grand fun - and gams!
June 1, 2014
Instead of blaming Lola for being the femme fatale, the obsessive Professor has only himself to blame. Remarkably iconic performance from Marlene Dietrich which is mocked by many fellowmen, such as Helmut Berger.
February 16, 2014
An extraordinary character study that boasts some of the best performances I have ever seen from such an early film. The 1930s were often plagued by melodramatic performances and Marlene Dietrich does a sensational job as the seducing Lola. THe scene stealer for me though was the highly strung professor portrayed by Emil Jannings. The Blue Angel effectively shows the downfall of Professor Emanuel Rath who goes from one of the most respected and intelligent men in town to a deranged lunatic dressed as a clown. Jannings delivers such an amazing performance, particularly in the final scenes of the movie in which he has a nervous breakdown and is ridiculed on stage in front of his entire hometown. Though it was a tad dull at times, the final scenes were some of the most impressive in film history.
February 19, 2014
The Blue Angel has nice expressionist sequences in a manner of earlier silent German classics, competent acting, especially that of Marlene Dietrich and interesting story, but that story needed greater emotional investment to make a bigger impact and the singing scenes slow the movie significantly in a manner of detours and that is why this early sound film is good, but very flawed indeed.
Matty Stanfield
January 2, 2014
Both the German and the English version of Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel remain an important part of cinematic history. The German version is by far the more effective. This might be due, in part, because the cast was German. However, there is something more realistic and gritty to be found in the German version. Produced prior to the Hayes Office Codes, the film offers an interesting insight into how early cinema was approaching realism. Marlene Dietrich literally seethes eroticism and her fellow "ladies" on the stage are every bit as tawdry as what Fosse would capture over forty years later in CABARET. Emil Jannings is both comical and heart-breaking in his performance. While the film does hinge on a misogynistic turn, it avoid the pitfall of the normal "bad girl with a heart of gold" conceit. This film will most certainly hold a great deal of interest for hardcore movie buffs or Film Theory aficionados. The allure of sexual desire has seldom been captured so brutally.
August 4, 2013
It's easy to see why this launched the career of Dietrich, and it has nothing to do with her acting. She steals the show from under Jannings' nose in a strange echo of the plot of the film. But this is unfair to him, as he's clearly the best thing in it and it's easy to see why he was unamused to be upstaged by a pair of gams with an attitude. But hey ho, this was 1930 and Dietrich was just what everyone wanted. The right woman at the right time.

Anyway, to the film. Like many others from this era it's best described post-silent, because the dialogue is sparse and everything is about the expressions. Von Sternberg is not quite Fritz Lang of course, but his direction is interesting, and the design suitably evocative. The story is an old classic, and well told, but the shift in tone is a little jarring and unbelieveable. However , I'm aware it's more of an allegory, so we can let that slide. Overall, a very interesting piece that stands out well despite being old ground (even then!), and you can't help but feel that were a similar film released today, all the accolades would go to Emil Jannings' character rather than Dietrich's, or at least hope so!
May 29, 2013
Emotionally moving portrayal of a sensitive man's downfall
January 12, 2013
A college professor gives up his quiet and tranquil life for the love of a beautiful cold hearted night club singer. This film represents the debut and immediate star making performance of Marlene Dietrich, who is sexy but deadly in this racy and cold blooded von Sternberg film. The costumes and mise en scene remain beautiful regardless and aged gracefully. Two versions of the film exist, the German one and the English one. The English version, in comparison, is quite rushed, so the German one should be favoured.
May 8, 2009
dietrich is fantastic in the film that made her a star and jannings is terrifyingly good as a man slowly descending into madness. can't think of another song which better sums up the essence of a film than "falling in love again"...
December 14, 2012
I Love Movies, 1941's Citizen Kane Is My Favorite Film.
June 16, 2012
I don't understand German (I'm borrowing a German copy from a friend) but I can still follow it enough that it's interesting. If you're a fan black & white films and old Hollywood, it's worth a watch.
June 10, 2012
Still impressive early 30's German expressionistic drama here about a cranky school teacher's fall from grace when he falls for a german music-hall-whore-house singer by the name of Lola Lola. Both Emil Jennings and Marlene Dietrich are stunning here, with the acting nods going to Jennings. Mixed in are some great songs of course, and surprisingly, some very funny bits. A must see for anyone serious about cinema, this obviously was pre-code before there ever was such a thing.
Luc L.
June 2, 2012
A great German film.
May 13, 2012
This movie is sad, but the story is good, especially the ending.
March 23, 2009
This is most often remembered for one performance, but the intense dramatic tension that occurs is a team effort, and Marlene Dietrich's performance would hardly have the power it does without Emil Jannings' painful breakdown. This is the kind of tragedy marked from scene one, and though its conclusion seems inevitable, it is not easy to watch, nor to shake off. Joseph von Sternberg shows masterful direction and a vision which told a story still risque by today's standards. It says something about a director when he can shoot Marlene and anyone else in the same frame and not have the former absorb complete audience attention. In fact, there's a perfect symmetry between her dangerous screen persona and Jannings' innocent one; the audience is forced into a situation where they must choose between enjoying the force of Marlene's cruel but sexy manipulation and helping a man too blinded by his own naivety find his way out of a terrible darkness. It's a classic story of hunter and hunted, of the power of the siren, of curiosity and the cat.; and this one is electric.
May 5, 2012
a film that boosted the career of its beloved star, marlene dietrich. a classy tale of doomed morality
April 28, 2012
Nunca había odiado a ningún personaje de película y hasta ahora es la única.
March 14, 2012
Her name was Lola Lola, she was a showgirl showgirl
August 9, 2010
Complex film for its day. A little old fashioned in the story department, but the cinematography still seems fresh.
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