The Blue Angel
And so we kick off the thirties. This should be an interesting decade and I think more so than the twenties, at least as far as America goes.
So Marlene Dietrich is pretty much the same character that Louise Brooks is in Pandora's Box (Dietrich was actually supposed to play Lulu). Now, you can watch the German or the English version because they were filmed at the same time. I went for authenticity and watched the German one (aka the German version was available on Watch Instantly and the English one wasn't). Anyway, a strict German teacher falls in love with a flapper.
The actors in these movies are getting better and better. However, this movie really didn't do it for me. I didn't understand why some scenes were even in the film and I found myself getting bored quite often. Not great.
Marlene Dietrich was pretty unknown at the time and was certain she wouldn't get the role.
Emil Janning's (who we have seen before) first English film.
A clip from YouTube: