Since it looks like Eddie is on vacation, I’m taking over for the next few weeks some favs of my own. Here’s tonight’s noir, The Blue Angel.
Prim educator Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is driven mad with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry his beloved. However, married life with a woman whose job is to make men desire her proves more difficult than Rath imagined.
Yes, it’s in German, so get some subtitles. I love this film because men, you can’t tame a wild thing! Also, this is the picture I think launched Marlene as a huge star! Check it out somewhere.
F. M. Laster
“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra