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Marlene Dietrich in Ernst Lubitschs Angel (1937)

Marlene Dietrich in Ernst Lubitschs Angel (1937)


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Date: 26th September 2008

Source: British Film Institute

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Marlene Dietrich in Ernst Lubitschs Angel (1937)

Marlene Dietrich in Angel (1937)

Angel is a 1937 American comedy-drama film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a screenplay by Samson Raphaelson and Frederick Lonsdale, adapted by Guy Bolton and Russell Medcraft from the play Angyal by Melchior Lengyel. The music score was by Frederick Hollander, Werner R. Heymann and John Leipold with additional music by Gioacchino Rossini from The Barber of Seville . The cinematography was by Charles Lang and the costume design by Travis Banton.

The film stars Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall and Melvyn Douglas with Edward Everett Horton, Laura Hope Crews and Herbert Mundin.

The British Film Institute (BFI) are UK's lead organisation for film, television and the moving image

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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the British Film Institute, we are transported back to 1937, where Marlene Dietrich graces the screen in Ernst Lubitsch's timeless masterpiece, "Angel". The iconic actress exudes an aura of elegance and allure as she reclines on a sumptuous bed adorned with plush pillows. With her mesmerizing gaze and enigmatic smile, Dietrich effortlessly captivates our attention. Her presence is ethereal yet commanding, embodying both vulnerability and strength. As one of cinema's most celebrated stars, she leaves an indelible mark on every frame. Lubitsch's film tells the story of Maria Barker (played by Dietrich), a high-class courtesan who unexpectedly falls in love with a young diplomat. Through her nuanced performance, Dietrich brings depth to Maria's character - a woman torn between societal expectations and matters of the heart. This print captures not only the beauty of Marlene Dietrich but also reflects the exquisite artistry behind Lubitsch's direction. It serves as a reminder of their collaboration that continues to inspire filmmakers today. Whether you are a fan of classic cinema or simply appreciate timeless beauty frozen in time, this image is sure to evoke nostalgia for an era defined by glamour and sophistication. It stands as a testament to Marlene Dietrich's enduring legacy as one of Hollywood's greatest icons.

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