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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quayle ... Gen. Orlovsky
Anton Walbrook ... Dr. Falke
Dennis Price ... Maj. Frank
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Rosalinda
Michael Redgrave ... Col. Eisenstein
Mel Ferrer ... Capt. Alfred Westerman
Anneliese Rothenberger ... Adele
Oskar Sima ... Frosch
Richard Marner ... Col. Lebotov
Nicholas Bruce Nicholas Bruce ... Hotel receptionist
Arthur Mullard ... Russian guard
Roy Kinnear
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Lady (as Barbara Ash)
Hildy Christian Hildy Christian ... Lady
Caryln Gunn Caryln Gunn ... Lady
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a movie version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr. Falke represented by the three occupying powers. This is not just a movie of a staged production, but a truly filmic version of the operetta. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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She set the whole town talking with her saucy 'GOINGS-ON'... Oh, what a Girl!!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fledermaus '55 See more »

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Budget:

GBP212,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Finally given a DVD and Blu-ray release region 2 on August 2019 by Network DVD, fully restored in CinemaScope ratio. See more »

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Version of Die Fledermaus (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Boy, Oh Boy
from "Die Fledermaus"
Music by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
English Lyrics by Dennis Arundell
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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)
6 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

Powell & Pressburger take Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" and update it. I'm not familiar with the original work, but from what I can tell most of the plot points remain intact. The updating comes in the form of bringing it to postwar "Four Power" Vienna (like THE THIRD MAN) with some light commentary on the occupation. My problem with opera is quite similar to my problem with Shakespeare. The story is being advanced in a manner I find difficult to comprehend. Sometimes it's alright, but whenever there's a large chorus singing, it all sounds like mush to me. And some of the ladies go into that ridiculously high register where all words turn into "aaaaaaEEEEEEeEeEeEeee!!!" Still, when I couldn't make out the words I managed to get most of it from context, and the movie is fun musical comedy. The farce is well-constructed and the performances are very enjoyable (including Michael Redgrave being far more flamboyant than I would have ever imagined him). It's not brilliant, it's not stunning, it doesn't stick with you, but it's a good little romp with some nice tunes.


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