Eureka Entertainment have revealed their new trailer for the forthcoming theatrical release of The Blue Angel [Der blaue Engel], Joseph von Sternberg’s dazzling 1930s masterpiece starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role.
The film was one of the first German language sound films, and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between von Sternberg and Dietrich.
Following up his role in von Sternberg’s great silent The Last Command, Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as ‘The Blue Angel’ leads to his own rapture with the establishment’s main attraction Lola (Dietrich) — and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune.
The director and Dietrich would go on to make six more films together in the span of five years.
Eureka and The Masters of Cinema Series bring The Blue Angel back to big screen from 31 May 2019 when it’s released in selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland to coincide with the centenary of the Weimar Republic and the BFI Southbank’s major two-month season Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933.