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This edition: The Blue Angel





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Episode Details

(93 min., b&w, drama, in German 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. Marlene Dietrich sings four songs.