The Blue Angel
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings
Thu 6 Jun 7.30pm Book Now
Duration: 106 mins
AGE Rating: Cert U
Under 15s £5
Black and white classic film from 1930. German, English and French dialogue.
Marlene Dietrich is sensational in her breakthrough role as Lola, star attraction of The Blue Angel beer hall.
Raunchy, witty, self-possessed, Lola exudes erotic power. ‘Beware of blonde women,’ she sings, but no-one heeds this advice – neither her schoolboy fans,
nor their sexually repressed teacher (Emil Jannings) whose moral outrage dissolves in lust.
Loosely based on a novel by Heinrich Mann, Sternberg’s masterpiece is a dazzling construct of enigmatic lighting, décor and sound, featuring real-life stars of Weimar cabaret (Gerron, Valetti) and the now classic songs of Friedrich Hollaender.