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The Blue Angel (1959)

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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Professor Immanuel Rath (as Curt Jurgens)
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Klepert
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Principal Harter
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Dr. Fritz Heine
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Ina Anders ...
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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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What God made beautiful... temptation made irresistible! See more »

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11 October 1959 (Japan)  »

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O Anjo Azul  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Marilyn Monroe was offered Lola-Lola, but turned it down. In 1958, she posed as Marlene Dietrich as Lola-Lola for a Life Magazine pictorial shot by Richard Avedon. See more »

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

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Lola-Lola
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by May Britt
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A Great Flick!
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie, as noted above, sucks you in and sticks in your mind forever after having seen it. True, there is a love story in there somewhere, but there's also terrible cruelty. A great mix of tenderness and brutality.

A definite for any movie-watching night.


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