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THE HANS MOSER COLLECTION IV

• Maske in Blau (1943) • Polenblut (1934) • Rosen in Tirol (1940) • Schrammeln (1944) • Schwarz auf weiss (1943) • Wiener Blut (1942)
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Six (6) films starring Hans Moser --- or displaying him in a usually underappreciated support role --- at a discounted price for the serious collector:

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MASKE IN BLAU (1943)  Clara Tabody, Wolf Albach-Retty and Hans Moser

Art.No.:           898

The performances to watch are Clara Tabody's and Hans Moser's.  She is an excellent and athletic dancer, not lacking in acting talent and beauty; but she only made five or six films, and nothing after 1948; why did her career finish then?  Austrian Hans Moser plays the hotel receptionist in his inimitable style; he was 62 when the film was made, with 70 films already behind him. He went on for another twenty-odd years, always playing amiable but eccentric parts.

 THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel). APPROX. 117 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL. EXCELLENT, DIGITAL FILM QUALITY OVERALL.  


POLENBLUT (1934)  Anny Ondra, Hans Moser and Iván Petrovich, Carl Lamac

 Art.No.:          1191

This is the film version of an operetta by Oskar Nedbal:  Krasnowola Estate, belonging to Count von Baransky, is going to ruin, because all he can think about are horses and women.  Helena, the daughter of his well-situated neighbor Zaremba, takes a position as an estate manager at Krasnowola and performs excellent work after a lot of effort.  A happy end.

Verfilmte Operette von Oskar Nedbal: Das Gut Krasnowola des Grafen von Baransky verkommt, weil er nur Pferde und Frauen im Kopf hat. Helena, die Tochter seines gut situierten Nachbarn und Patenonkels Zaremba, lässt sich als Wirtschafterin auf Krasnowola einstellen und macht in mühevoller Arbeit daraus ein Mustergut – Happy End.

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES . APPROX. 81 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL. VERY GOOD FILM QUALITY OVERALL WITH SOME PICTURE SOFTNESS.


ROSEN IN TIROL (1940)  Géza von Bolváry, Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters and Hans Moser

 Art.No.:          1848

The quirky prince Heinrich Dagobert likes to hunt ... and we’re not talking about animals only.  His marriage to Princess Rosemarie is not exactly the happiest in the land.  But when a party is thrown in the prince’s castle to bring together swingers with a like mind, the neglected princess finds someone for herself, too.  The bird dealer Adam and his wife Christel, who works at the post office are able to clear up their jealous misunderstandings in this story, too.

Der etwas schrullige Fürst Heinrich Dagobert geht gerne auf die Jagd, wobei er nicht nur das Wild im Auge hat. Seine Ehe mit Fürstin Rosemarie ist dadurch nicht gerade die glücklichste. Doch als auf Dagoberts Schloss sich die illustre Gesellschaft von gleichgesinnten Herren und "gejagten" Damen zusammenfindet, bekommt auch die vernachlässigte Gattin den Richtigen ab. Ebenso können auch der Vogelhändler Adam und seine Braut, die Christel von der Post, ihre eifersüchtigen Missverständnisse bereinigen

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  99 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  23 mins


SCHRAMMELN (1944)  Marte Harell, Hans Holt and Hans Moser, Géza von Bolváry

 Art.No.:          1259

The violinist Johann Schrammel composes Viennese songs, but lets them gather dust in their portfolio.  His brother, Josef Schrammel, also a musician, discovers them and secretly wants to publish them.  He's not able to find a publisher, who'll do it, but ends up publishing them himself with the help of his friend, Strohmayer.  The songs become a hit; but Johann is mightily pissed at his brother for his initiative.

Der Geiger Johann Schrammel schreibt Wiener Lieder, lässt sie aber in seiner Schublade verstauben. Sein Bruder Josef Schrammel, ebenfalls Musiker, entdeckt sie und will sie heimlich öffentlich machen. Einen Verleger findet er nicht, doch mit seinem Freund Strohmayer zusammen bringt er sie selbst zur Aufführung. Die Lieder werden zu Gassenhauern; Johann nimmt ihm seine eigenmächtige Initiative dennoch übel.

 THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel). APPROX. 102 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL. VERY GOOD FILM QUALITY OVERALL.


SCHWARZ AUF WEISS (1943)  E.W. Emo, Hans Moser, Paul Hörbiger and Elfriede Datzig

 Art.No.:          2117

Vienna, around 1900.  The master baker Streussler’s most ardent wish is to see his daughter Nelly as a student at the university.  With the help of his famous “streusel cake” he succeeds in luring all kinds of helpers for this endeavor into his house.  But Nelly has entirely different plans:  she is in love with the chimney sweep Heinz, the son of a neighbor, with whom Papa Streussler has been fighting for years.  So it’s no wonder then, that the grump confectioner is doing everything he can to break up the relationship.

Wien, um 1900. Der sehnlichste Wunsch des Konditormeisters Streußler ist es, seine Tochter Nelly als Studentin an der Universität zu sehen. Mit Hilfe seines berühmten Streuselkuchens gelingt es ihm zwar, alle erdenklichen Helfer für dieses Unterfangen in sein Haus zu locken – doch Nelly hat ganz andere Pläne: Sie ist in den Schornsteinfeger Heinz verliebt, bei dem es sich wiederum ausgerechnet um den Sohn jenes Nachbarn handelt, mit dem Papa Streußler seit Jahren im Streit liegt. Kein Wunder also, dass der grantige Konditor nichts unversucht lässt, um die Beziehung zu verhindern.

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  82 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  24 mins


WIENER BLUT (1942) * with switchable English subtitles *  Willi Forst, Willy Fritsch, Maria Holst and Hans Moser

 Art.No.:          1818

The Viennese operetta films promoted a "feeling of Austria" in the times of Nazi rule, which very much contrasted the Hitler Germany dominated by Prussia.  During the Vienna Congress, the north German Count Wolkersheim is bored to tears as Prussian diplomat in the Habsburg court and smears the city's beloved walzes as "senseless garbage", which leads to a fight with his wife, Melanie.  He's taught otherwise pretty soon and falls for the charming dancer, Liesl.  The unexpected return of his wife is confused with the dancer at the court ball.

Der Wiener Operettenfilm schlechthin propagierte in Zeiten der NS-Herrrschaft das "Österreichtum" durchaus in Opposition zum preußisch geprägten Hitler-Deutschland. Während des Wiener Kongresses weilt der norddeutsche Graf Wolkersheim als Diplomat vor Ort und schmäht den beliebten Walzer als "sinnloses Gehopse", worüber er mit seiner Frau Melanie in Streit gerät. Schon bald wird er eines besseren belehrt und verfällt obendrein der charmanten Tänzerin Liesl. Seine unerwartet zurückgekehrte Gattin wird auf dem Hofball mit dieser verwechselt.

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  105 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  19 mins

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IF ORDERED IN PLASTIC CASES, THE ENTIRE COLLECTION COMES IN ONE CASE, WHICH HOLDS MULTIPLE DVDs:

APPROXIMATE TOTAL LENGTH:  652 minutes  (almost 11 hours!)