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The Blue Angel (1959)





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May Britt attempts to follow in the footsteps of Marlene Dietrich in this glossy Hollywood remake of the German classic. Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens) is shocked to discover a number of his students have been frequenting a nightspot called the Blue Angel, where a scandalous entertainer named Lola (May Britt) performs. Rath attends the show one night in order to catch some of his boys in this den of wickedness, but he is soon drawn into Lola's sensual spell, and in time becomes involved in an obsessive romance with her that costs him his job, his savings and his dignity. Josef von Sternberg's original version of The Blue Angel was actually a good bit franker and more sensual than this version, which adds a happier ending, along with color and CinemaScope. A year after this film's release, star May Britt made headlines when she married entertainer Sammy Davis Jr..


Curd Jürgens
as Prof. Immanuel Rath
May Britt
as Lola-Lola
John Banner
as Principal Harter
Ludwig Stossel
as Prof. Braun
Ina Anders
as Gussie
Richard Tyler
as Keiselsack
Ken Walken
as Ertzum
Del Erickson
as Lohmann
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Angel

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Theodore Bikel as a floorshow impresario and John Banner as the school principal perform with conventional competence among a cast of mostly callow boys.

October 13, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

An ill-advised remake of the minor classic The Blue Angel of 1930.

October 8, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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