Last weekend, Marilyn and I watched a fabulous classic film: The Blue Angel starring Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings produced in 1930. The story follows an older professor, Jannings, as his life takes a downward twist when he falls in love with a nightclub singer (Dietrich).
A bit of trivia (courtesy of IMBD): even though many women were considered for the role of Lola, the director (Josef von Sternberg) said that he hired Dietrich because of the “bored, world-weary attitude” she displayed in her audition, which was attributed to the fact that she assumed she was never going to get the part.
If you’re looking for a classic to watch this holiday weekend, brush up on your German because this would be a fabulous pick (just kidding—there are subtitles and even an English version, if you are so inclined!). You can rent it from Amazon or Netflix.
It’s a great and fascinating film!