Blue Angel, The (Der Blaue Engel)
- 1930 ----- b & w ----- 93 min ----- 16mm
(Directed by Josef von Sternberg with Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Hans Albers) Traces the painful deterioration of a middle class university professor at the hands of an unscrupulous woman who takes pleasure in humiliating and degrading him inch by inch until he has virtually become an animal--a trained rooster that crows on command. Von Sternberg surrounds his characters with an atmosphere of decadence so all pervasive that, from the beginning, one knows that all is lost.
(In German with English subtitles)
- Topics: (Europe, Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features)