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John Baxter

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126012

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.001.0001

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The Lady with the Legs

The Lady with the Legs

(p.94) The Lady with the Legs
Von Sternberg

John Baxter

University Press of Kentucky

Von Sternberg confirmed his agreement to shoot the Mann story, which had already been discussed before he left Hollywood. He also proposed a new structure and a different title—not Professor Unrat but the name of the cabaret where his downfall begins—The Blue Angel. Raat (renamed Rath) confiscates a postcard depicting Rosa Frohlich (now Lola-Lola) from a student, visits the Blue Angel, and is enchanted. The end of the film—in which the professor is shown utterly defeated and returns, a broken man, to his old schoolroom—was von Sternberg's own invention.

Keywords:   Unrat, downfall, Lola-Lola, schoolroom, invention

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