The blue angel

The blue angel

Streaming Video - 1930 | German
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The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, presented in the newly-restored German version.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Classics : Made available through hoopla, 1930
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 108 min.)) : sd., col

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ms_mustard
Nov 16, 2015

important for its place in film history, its star and director, my first Marlene Dietrich film.

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JackPurcell
Mar 16, 2015

A touching movie from the innocent times between WWI and WWII. In many ways it reminds me of Cabaret, also worth watching. The underlying message or tone of desperation might seem off putting to some but the story conveys a realism that, of itself, is probably somewhat depressing. My personal thought is that Blue Angel is Marlene Dietrich's best performance ever. A worthy watch.

THUD55 Aug 29, 2013

I could not get the English version disc to play so I watched the German version. it was weak on the subtitles so I had to guess at what they were saying mostly. I still enjoyed the story and understood it. I can see why she caused such a stir when it came out. by today's standards it is quite tame but I'm sure it was a shock in 1930.

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