The Blue Angel

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Year: 1930
Running Time: 106
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Germany
Language: German w/English subtitles [audio]
Genres: Drama, Musical
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

The Blue Angel

Cast
Hans Albers
Kurt Gerron
Marlene Dietrich
Emil Jannings

Crew
Directed by Josef von Sternberg


Please note, the Blue Angel is now available as a deluxe 2 Blu-ray Edition, click here to view.

The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, presented in the newly-restored German version.

Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, Faust, Othello), the quintessential German expressionist actor, stars as Professor Rath, the sexually-repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. But as soon as he enters the shadowy Blue Angel nightclub and steals one glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), commanding the stage in top hat, stockings, and bare thighs, Rath's self-righteous piety is crushed. He finds himself fatefully seduced by the throaty voice of the vulgar siren, singing "Falling In Love Again." Consumed by desire and tormented by his rigid propriety, Professor Rath allows himself to be dragged down a path of personal degradation.

Lola's unrestrained sexuality was a revelation to turn-of-the-decade moviegoers, thrusting Dietrich to the forefront of the sultry international leading ladies, such as Greta Garbo, who were challenging the limits of screen sexuality.

(*Note: title not for sale outside U.S. and Canada; BLU-RAY CONTAINS GERMAN VERSION ONLY.)

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Interested in bringing The Blue Angel to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

The Blue Angel may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 6:33pm
RT @ErrolNazareth: And you're reissuing Link Wray's 1st solo album on gold wax Friday. Much respect! @Link_Wray. And @RumbleFilm opens @Hot…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 6:33pm
RT @KLRepertory: The films of Mario Bava, including KILL, BABY...KILL!, come to @filmcenter in Chicago! https://t.co/96O7Hvhb5w #KillBabyKi…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 6:05pm
"Bob Hope is at his wise-cracking best in this 1947 comic take on film noir." @papermagazine on MY FAVORITE BRUNETT… https://t.co/FNxRiq4USs
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 5:21pm
Dome Karukoski to direct J.R.R. Tolkein biopic! We're excited to bring his @ToFmovie to U.S. theaters in October. https://t.co/TCKWq3wJs0
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 3:30pm
RT @TheNYFF: A 24-film centenary tribute to the great Robert Mitchum is set for the 55th #NYFF: https://t.co/WCI3YYVf5H https://t.co/p4o5sD…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 3:16pm
RT @POVmagazine: Message in the Music: @jandersonesque on the power of song in @RumbleFilm #TokyoIdols and #ResurrectingHassan 🎶 https://t.…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 3:15pm
"Loads of fun and a feast for the eyes and ears." @dvdtalk on our Blu-ray release of ROAD TO BALI:… https://t.co/agNoU2tGwK
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 1:38pm
RT @ioncinema: @KinoLorber have a hit on their hands: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is an inexorable milestone" https://t.co/AP…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 11:50am
Traffic in LA gets a whole lot worse when a bible-quoting madman starts killing motorists in this 1988 thriller:… https://t.co/H5F6XRlbZG
@KinoLorber on Jul. 24 2017 at 11:31am
Among the Native American rockers featured in @RumbleFilm are Redbone of "Come and Get Your Love" fame! More info:… https://t.co/xXSIYR0YRi
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com