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Premiere (1937)

It's grand premiere at the Revue Theater in Vienna, not only for a new spectacular revue in the large scale, but also for a new star: Carmen Daviot. In his office the theatre manager Frank ... See full summary »

Director:

Géza von Bolváry (as Geza V. Bolvary)

Writers:

Friedrich Dammann (with the collaboration of) (as F.D. Andam), Max Wallner (script) (as Dr. Max Wallner)
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Complete credited cast:
Zarah Leander ... Carmen Daviot
Attila Hörbiger ... Dr. Helder, Polizeikommissar
Karl Martell ... Fred Nissen
Theo Lingen ... Inspizient Dornbusch
Maria Bard Maria Bard ... Lydia Loo
Karl Günther Karl Günther ... Reinhold - Finanzier (as Carl Günther)
Walter Steinbeck Walter Steinbeck ... Director
Karl Skraup Karl Skraup ... Requisiteur Lohrmann
Ferdinand Mayerhofer Ferdinand Mayerhofer ... Theaterarzt Dr. Seebauer
Hely Raschka Hely Raschka ... Polly
Johanna Terwin Johanna Terwin ... Mrs. Helder
Richard Eybner Richard Eybner ... Mucky
Hans Unterkircher Hans Unterkircher
Robert Valberg ... Chef der Kriminalpolizei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willy Danek Willy Danek ... 2. Autor
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It's grand premiere at the Revue Theater in Vienna, not only for a new spectacular revue in the large scale, but also for a new star: Carmen Daviot. In his office the theatre manager Frank listens to the former star Lydia Loo, who is complaining bitterly for being thrown out of the revue, because the financier Reinhold has rejected her in favor of his new protégée. When Reinhold arrives to the office, she pulls a pistol, but the actor Fred Nissen takes the gun away. Nissen visits Carmen in her dressing room, wanting them to be lovers again, just as in the old days in the Western-Varieté. Reinhold enters, gets furious when seeing Nissen, who responds by pointing at him with Lydia's gun. It's time for Carmen Daviot to make her spectacular entrance in the revue. This ends with her, Nissen and the ballet performing a choreographed shooting act. During the act someone shoots Reinhold in his box from the stage, without the audience noticing it. Inspector Helder, who is in the theatre, ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Finnish censorship visa # 025555. See more »

Connections

Featured in Die Kulturakte: Die Akte Zarah Leander (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Das Buch der Liebe
Music by Dénes Buday
Lyrics by Hanns Schachner (as Hanns Schachtner)
Performed by Doddy Delissen
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Well constructed entertainment
16 October 2003 | by MartSanderSee all my reviews

Leander came to the knowledge of the German speaking audience with this film - and stayed. Strangely enough this first film is much better than the others that followed: it's a witty comedy/thriller about a murder during an opening night at a revue theatre, and Leander's flirty, overtly sexy appearance suites her much better than the endless row of grand melodramas that were to follow instantly. If only the Viennese dance girls weren't so plump and Leander herself so stout and rigid in her big production numbers, this could easily be one of the best Austrian/German musicals from the thirties. The choreography is very good and copies Busby Berksley's Hollywood work quite openly.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 February 1937 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Première See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gloria-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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