The Blue Angel (1959 film)
|The Blue Angel|
|Directed by||Edward Dmytryk|
|Produced by||Jack Cummings|
|Written by||Nigel Balchin|
|Based on||Der Blaue Engel
by Heinrich Mann
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer|
|Edited by||Jack W. Holmes|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1.4 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)|
The Blue Angel is a 1959 American drama film in CinemaScope directed by Edward Dmytryk. The film is a remake of Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film The Blue Angel about cabaret singer Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and the troubled, aged Professor Rath (Emil Jannings), who falls for her much to his own detriment.
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Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens) is shocked to discover a number of his students have been frequenting a nightspot called the Blue Angel, where a scandalous entertainer named Lola (May Britt) performs. Rath attends the show one night in order to catch some of his boys in this den of wickedness, but he is soon drawn into Lola's sensual spell, and in time becomes involved in an obsessive romance with her that costs him his job, his savings and his dignity.
- Curd Jürgens as Professor Immanuel Rath (as Curt Jurgens)
- May Britt as Lola-Lola
- Theodore Bikel as Klepert
- John Banner as Principal Harter
- Fabrizio Mioni as Rolf
- Ludwig Stössel as Dr. Fritz Heine
- Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p251
- "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34
- "The Blue Angel". NY Times. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
- The Blue Angel (1959 film) details, allmovie.com; accessed September 8, 2015.
- The Blue Angel at the Internet Movie Database
- The Blue Angel at AllMovie
- The Blue Angel at the TCM Movie Database
- The Blue Angel at the American Film Institute Catalog
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