During the 1950s in a small German town, high school Professor Immanuel Rath falls in-love with a young cabaret entertainer, with dramatic consequences.


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Cast overview:
Professor Immanuel Rath (as Curt Jurgens)
Fabrizio Mioni ...
Dr. Fritz Heine
Wolfe Barzell ...
Ina Anders ...


Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

11 October 1959 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

O Anjo Azul  »

Box Office


$1,700,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The original choice for Professor Rath, when Marilyn Monroe was still slated for Lola Lola, was Spencer Tracy. When Tracy proved unavailable, Fredric March was proposed for the role. See more »


Featured in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) See more »


Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by May Britt
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A great re-make overshadowed by May's personal life's turns.
26 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen the movie exactly one time, shortly after it came out. At the time, I had never seen the original version, nor did I know anything about the story. The Blue Angel was the 2nd movie of a double feature, and I almost didn't stay for it! The story is an old German folk tale, but it is so reflective of what can and does happen in life. A big regret, for me, is that the May Britt version has, as far as I can determine, never been put on video tape or disc. When I, finally, got to see the old, original movie, I thought it was very poorly done -- corny humor in places where I didn't feel it was appropriate. I'm surprised at the fame the original created and the lack thereof for the remake. - bearandgrinnit

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