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Germany 1930
Ufa
black & white

Synopsis:
Professor Rath is an upstanding citizen, but when he discovers that some of his students have been frequenting a nightclub, he goes there himself to see what attracts them. There he meets singer Lola Lola, who captivates him so much that he returns the next night. As he falls in love with her, her influence over him grows, and soon he will do anything she asks.

Cast:
Emil Jannings (Prof. Immanuel Rath)
Marlene Dietrich (Lola Lola)
Kurt Gerron (Kiepert - the Magician)
Rosa Valetti (Guste - the Magician's Wife)
Hans Albers (Mazeppa - the Strongman)
Reinhold Bernt (The Clown)
Eduard von Winterstein (The Director of School)
Hans Roth (The Caretaker of the Secondary School)
Rolf Müller (Pupil Angst)
Roland Varno (Pupil Lohmann)
Carl Balhaus (Pupil Ertzum)
Robert Klein-Lörk (Pupil Goldstaub)
Charles Puffy (Innkeeper)
Wilhelm Diegelmann (Captain)
Gerhard Bienert (Policeman)
Ilse Fürstenberg (Rath's Maid)
The Weintraub Syncopators (Group Cast Performers)
Friedrich Hollaender (uncredited)
Wolfgang Staudte (Pupil)

Crew:
Josef von Sternberg (director)
Carl Zuckmayer and Karl Vollmöller and Robert Liebmann (screen play)
Erich Pommer (producer)
Günther Rittau (cinematography)
Walter Klee (film editor English version)
Sam Winston (film editor German version)
Otto Hunte (art direction)
Tihamer Varady (costume design)
Waldemar Jabs (makeup artist)
Oscar Schmidt (makeup artist)
Viktor Eisenbach (unit manager)
Emil Hasler (assistant production designer)
Fritz Thiery (sound)
Harry Froboess (stunts)
Hans Schneeberger (assistant camera)
Franz Waxman (orchestrator)
Tassilo Schneider (english subtitler: German version)
based on the novel "Professor Unrat" by Heinrich Mann

Songs:
»Nimm dich in Acht vor blonden Fraun« (»Blonde Women«)
»Ich bin die fesche Lola« (»I'm Naughty Little Lola«)
Kinder, heut abend such ich mir was aus« (»This evening children«)
»Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt« (»Falling in Love Again«)
by Friedrich Hollaender (Music and Lyrics), Robert Liebmann and Richard Rillo (Lyrics)
English lyrics by Sam Lerner

Length:
2896m, 106 Minutes (German Version); 2797m, 99 Minutes (English Version)

Production:
4 November 1929 to 22 January 1930, Ufa-Ateliers, Neubabelsberg

Premiere:
1 April 1930, Gloria-Palast, Berlin