#277: The Blue Angel

uwze9ghxwize9fzt207tvr17fdn#277 – The Blue Angel, (Der blaue Engel), 1930, Josef von Sternberg

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette – whose job is to entice men – proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

#568: All Quiet on the Western Front

9gn5ce3b2vopk9pogeujmfecio5#568 – All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930, Lewis Milestone

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.