The Blue Angel

The Blue Angel (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 1, 1930  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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The Blue Angel (German: Der blaue Engel) is a 1930 German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron. Written by Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller and Robert Liebmann – with uncredited contributions by Sternberg – it is based on Heinrich Mann's 1905 novel Professor Unrat (Professor Garbage) and set in Weimar Germany. The Blue Angel presents the tragic transformation of a respectable professor to a cabaret clown and his descent into madness. The film is the first feature-length German full-talkie and brought Dietrich international fame. In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Hollaender and Robert Liebmann's "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)". It is considered to be a classic of German cinema.

The film was shot simultaneously in German- and English-language versions, although the latter version was thought lost for many years. The German version is considered to be "obviously superior"; it is longer and not marred by actors struggling with their English pronunciation.

Movie Info

Budget

$500,000

Box Office

$4,410

Tags

Blue Angel, Film Based On Literature, Professor, Unrequited Love

Attributes

Based On: Professor Unrat
Narrative Location: Germany

Alternate Titles

A kék angyal
HU
Blå ängeln
SE
Błękitny anioł
PL
Den blå ängeln
FI
Den blå engel
DK, NO
Der blaue Engel
AU, CA, DE
El ángel azul
AR, MX, ES
Îngerul albastru
RO
L'ange bleu
FR
L'angelo azzurro
IT
Modry andél
CS
Niebieski motyl
PL
O Anjo Azul
BR, PT
Plavi andeo
RS
Plavi andjeo
YU
Professor Unrat
DE
Sininen enkeli
FI
The Blue Angel
CA, DE, GB, US
Žydrasis angelas
LT
Γαλάζιος άγγελος
GR
Голубой ангел
, RU
Голубой ангел / Der Blaue Engel
RU
Синият ангел
BG
嘆きの天使(1930)
JP