The Blue Angel

Synopsis: Germany 1924. Middle aged Dr. Immanuel Rath is a literature professor at a boys college. Most of his students don't much like him, often calling him "unrath" - German for garbage. Dr. Rath learns that many of his boys often frequent a cabaret called Der blaue Engel - the Blue Angel - which he believes is corrupting their impressionable young minds. He heads to the Blue Angel himself to catch the boys in the act and shame them into not going again. Over several visits, Rath is able to catch the boys, but in the process he also understands what attracts the boys, namely the headlining performer Lola Lola. Rath falls under Lola's spell, he who falls in love with her - and she seemingly with him - so much so that he wants to marry her and give up his teaching career to be with her on her travels from cabaret to cabaret. Their relationship ends up not being what either envisioned, the question being how they will both deal with their disintegrating relationship and the reasons behind that d
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Josef von Sternberg
Production: Universum Film Gmbh
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Mister Professor!


These cigars...

everything smells.

The old man is coming!

Sit down!

Angst! Come here!

Rub that out!

- But, Mister Professor...

- Be quiet! Sit down!

Now, let's see

what else you learned.

Hamlet, Act III scene 1.


Na, na, na?

To be...?

To be, or not to be.

To be, or not to be...

That is the...



You are evidently dissatisfied with the

accepted pronunciation of the verb "the"!








Say it out loud now.

Goddamn lazy bum!

Sit down!

Copy books!

Now, gentlemen, write

the verb 'the'!

Two hundred times!


Sit down!

We will talk about this later!


Sit here!

Sit down!

You too!

My best pupil!

Mister Profess..


Look at me!

Where did you get those photos?

I,... I don't know.

Speak in English!

And don't lie to me!

Where did you get those photos?

Someone must have put them

in my books.

So,.. so, and you want me

to believe that?

At night?

Do not go where at night?

The whole class go every night

to the "Blue Angel".


The "Blue Angel".

"Blue Angel"?

"Der Blaue Engel"?

Leave now!

We'll talk later!


Come here, Lola!

Here's the cash!

Guys, tonight

I'm gonna get a man

A man, a real man


Stay where you are!

So, how did you like my bedroom?

So you are...

the artist Lola Lola?

Sorry, you'll have to talk my language...


You are the actress Lola Lola?

Police officer, huh?

But allow me, my name is

Immanuel Rath...


of the local school!

Then you ought to know enough

to take off your hat!

I must ask you to stop undermining

the morals of my class!

So, you have nothing else to do?

After all, professor,

you can't blame the problem, can you?

As a man of honor,

I'd better leave...

I'm compromising you.

If you behave,

you can stay.


Well, professor, how do

you like me now?

Ha, hold your horses.

I, huh,...

where's my hat?

If you don't want to drink,

can leave!

What fruit are you

hanging out with now?


Of English and Literature!

Doctor Immanuel Rath!

A real professor.

True professor.

Not a professor like you...

I am delighted to meet one of

the town's eminent personalities.

Why didn't you call me?

Am I the manager here or am I not?

Call you why?


Out to the stage!

Pull up your pants!

Marvelous plan!

How dare you!

I came here to fight for us!

You are harboring my students!


Yes, you are harboring

my students!

Stop! Stop! Stop!

Stay where you are!

Stop! Stop!

Stop! Stop!

Where did you leave

your hat this time?

Please, sit down.

And he didn't say a thing, huh?

Not a sound.

He's afraid of us.

I love you.


Now he's so sad.

So sad.

You stupid fool!

You ruined the whole number!

Didn't I tell you to keep the kids out?

That'll do.

He's coming!


The professor!

No, no, gentlemen.

Not through the bar!

Into the basement!

Good evening, Professor!

What a pleasant surprise!

Come in, Professor!

I knew you'd come back.

They always come back to me.

I,... I only need to exchange, huh...

I forgot my hat and...

I must have completely confused it.

And you didn't come on my account?

Please sit down!

I hate it the way


How do you like my eyes?

You don't like them, huh?

Oh yes, still... beautiful.

Your temper seems to have improved

since yesterday.

I'm afraid I was

a little, huh,...


Hmm, you had scared me to death!


Be careful, Mister Professor,

don't let one over.

Now you're entirely a mess!


Come on! Let's go to work!

You know,...

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Heinrich Mann

Luiz (Ludwig) Heinrich Mann (27 March 1871 – 11 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with strong social themes. His numerous criticisms of the growth of fascism forced him to flee for his life after the Nazis came to power in 1933. more…

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