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The Lady with the Legs

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126012
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135601 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0016
The Lady with the Legs

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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

Chapter.  5549 words. 

Subjects: Film

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