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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 (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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"I live for love!" 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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"The Blue Angel" is the night club where Lola-Lola worked, not Lola herself. See more »

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Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by the chorus girls
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Unusually good movie for that time
20 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very impressed with this movie. Wonderful love story. It held my attention the whole time. When I first started watching it, I thought to myself it was going to be very boring, but only after a few minutes, it captured my attention and there was no getting away from the TV. Very well acted by both lead actor and actress. I loved this movie so much and thought May Britt did such a wonderful job that I researched her on the internet and was shocked to find out that she was married to Sammy Davis, Jr. I suggest anyone who likes a good plot as well as a love story watch this movie.


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