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<i>Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel).</i> 1930. Germany. Directed by Josef von Sternberg
  • The Blue Angel

    1930. Germany. Josef von Sternberg. 90 min.

Introduced by Charles Silver, Rainer Rother, and Rajendra Roy

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Blue Angel

    1930. Germany. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Dialogue by Carl Zuckmayer, adapted from Professor Unrath by Heinrich Mann. Cinematography by Gunther Rittau, Hans Schneeberger. With Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers, Kurt Gerron. April 1 marks the 84th anniversary of the gala Berlin opening of this crowning jewel of Weimar cinema. Sternberg had directed Jannings in Hollywood in the silent The Last Command, so for his introduction to sound, Jannings summoned the director from America. Although Dietrich had made many silent films (which she denied), this film, together with her first American film, Sternberg’s Morocco, made her an international sensation—and a bitter enemy of Jannings. Thanks to the Deutsche Kinematek, we are showing the rarely seen English version of The Blue Angel, which was filmed simultaneously with the German-language version. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 2: Europe and America

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