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* YourCheatingHeart: While performing his act, Rath sees Lola kissing the strongman; this enrages him to insanity.


* {{Adorkable}}: The Professor when he first meets Lola Lola: he stumbles over words and seems altogether fummoxed by her, yet still tries to be polite and a gentleman...even when he accuses her of corrupting his students' morals. It's actually rather charming, which only makes his eventual fall seem all the worse.

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* {{Adorkable}}: The Professor when he first meets Lola Lola: he stumbles over words and seems altogether fummoxed by her, yet still tries to be polite and a gentleman...even when he accuses her of corrupting his students' morals. It's actually rather charming, which only makes his eventual fall seem all the worse.


** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged. Both of them have outlived their usefulness]]; the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.

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** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged. Both of them have outlived their usefulness]]; as she burns it in the furnace, the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.


''The Blue Angel'' received an English-language remake by Edward Dmytryk in 1959, starring Creator/CurtJurgens and May Britt. The remake followed the original closely, except for changing the ending. It was not well-received by critics.

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''The Blue Angel'' received an English-language remake by Edward Dmytryk in 1959, starring Creator/CurtJurgens Creator/CurdJurgens and May Britt. The remake followed the original closely, except for changing the ending. It was not well-received by critics.


''The Blue Angel'' received an English-language remake by Edward Dmytryk in 1959, starring Curt Jurgens and May Britt. The remake followed the original closely, except for changing the ending. It was not well-received by critics.

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''The Blue Angel'' received an English-language remake by Edward Dmytryk in 1959, starring Curt Jurgens Creator/CurtJurgens and May Britt. The remake followed the original closely, except for changing the ending. It was not well-received by critics.


* AdaptationalHeroism: The Professor is a far more sympathetic character in the film than in the novel. In the film, he's merely a SternTeacher while in the book he's a SadistTeacher who hates all of his students, and delights in punishing them. In the film, after he's fired from his school, he's reduced to performing as a clown in in Lola's troupe; in the novel, he starts a gambling ring. [[spoiler: The film ends his tragic DeathByDespair, while the novel ends with his arrest.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Professor is a far more sympathetic character in the film than in the novel. In the film, he's merely a SternTeacher while in the book he's a SadistTeacher who hates all of his students, and delights in punishing them. In the film, after he's fired from his school, he's reduced to performing as a clown in in Lola's troupe; in the novel, he starts a gambling ring. [[spoiler: The film ends with his tragic DeathByDespair, while the novel ends with his arrest.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: The Professor is a far more sympathetic character in the film than in the novel. In the film, he's merely a SternTeacher while in the film he's a SadistTeacher who hates all of his students, and delights in punishing them. In the film, after he's fired from his school, he's reduced to performing as a clown in in Lola's troupe; in the novel, he starts a gambling ring. [[spoiler: The film ends his tragic DeathByDespair, while the novel ends with his arrest.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Professor is a far more sympathetic character in the film than in the novel. In the film, he's merely a SternTeacher while in the film book he's a SadistTeacher who hates all of his students, and delights in punishing them. In the film, after he's fired from his school, he's reduced to performing as a clown in in Lola's troupe; in the novel, he starts a gambling ring. [[spoiler: The film ends his tragic DeathByDespair, while the novel ends with his arrest.]]

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* AdaptationNameChange: Lola Lola is called Rosa Fröhlich in the novel.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The Professor is a far more sympathetic character in the film than in the novel. In the film, he's merely a SternTeacher while in the film he's a SadistTeacher who hates all of his students, and delights in punishing them. In the film, after he's fired from his school, he's reduced to performing as a clown in in Lola's troupe; in the novel, he starts a gambling ring. [[spoiler: The film ends his tragic DeathByDespair, while the novel ends with his arrest.]]


* DeathByDespair: [[Rath at the end. When he lost everything, he returns to his old classroom, and dies clutching the desk.]]

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* DeathByDespair: [[Rath [[spoiler:Rath at the end. When he lost everything, he returns to his old classroom, and dies clutching the desk.]]

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* DeathByDespair: [[Rath at the end. When he lost everything, he returns to his old classroom, and dies clutching the desk.]]

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For Marlene Dietrich, whose singing voice is much higher than it was in her subsequent career.


The plot follows Emmanuel Rath (Jannings) through a transformation from esteemed educator at the local Gymnasium to a destitute vagrant in [[WeimarRepublic Weimar Germany]]. Rath's descent begins when he punishes several of his students for circulating photographs of the beautiful Lola Lola (Dietrich), the headliner for the local cabaret, "The Blue Angel." Hoping to catch the boys at the club, Professor Rath goes to the club later that evening and meets Lola herself. He soon becomes enthralled with the girl and begins to woo her, slowly being overcome by lust and jealousy regarding the others who watch her act. Tragedy ensues.

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The plot follows Emmanuel Rath (Jannings) through a transformation from esteemed educator at the local Gymnasium to a destitute vagrant in [[WeimarRepublic [[UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic Weimar Germany]]. Rath's descent begins when he punishes several of his students for circulating photographs of the beautiful Lola Lola (Dietrich), the headliner for the local cabaret, "The Blue Angel." Hoping to catch the boys at the club, Professor Rath goes to the club later that evening and meets Lola herself. He soon becomes enthralled with the girl and begins to woo her, slowly being overcome by lust and jealousy regarding the others who watch her act. Tragedy ensues.


** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged when both have outlived their usefulness]]; the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.

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** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged when both caged. Both of them have outlived their usefulness]]; the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.


** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged and both have outlived their usefulness]]; the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.

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** The bird at the beginning foreshadows [[spoiler:the fate of the professor. Much like the professor, he dies after years of being caged and when both have outlived their usefulness]]; the housekeeper notes that the bird hasn't sang in years anyway.

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