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This edition: The Blue Angel





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Episode Details

(1930/Germany, 93 min., b&w, drama, in Germany with English subtitles) Dir.: Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers. A bachelor teacher at a men's university chides his students for visiting a speakeasy called “The Blue Angel,” only to fall under the spell of its chief attraction, a singer named Lola Lola. He falls for her hard and undergoes a classic spiral of self-destruction. Discussion guest: Charlotte Chandler, author of “Marlene (Marlene Dietrich: A Personal Biography).”

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Charlotte Chandler Author, “Marlene (Marlene Dietrich: A Personal Biography)”