The Blue Angel (1930)
a German Film Festival documentary screening
Date: Friday, March 29th, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Richardson Auditorium. Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Sponsored by: Modern Languages & Literatures, History, German Club and History Club
Contact: email@example.com, Contact: Natasa Basic
The Blue Angel (1930) - Drama
Der Blaue Engel (original title)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Running Time: 124 minutes
Emil Jannings, 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 a 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."
This event is free and open to the campus and community.