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VORSTADTVARIETE (1935)

Werner Hochbaum Writers: Werner Hochbaum (screenplay), Ernst Neubach, 1 more credit » Stars: Mathias Wieman, Luise Ullrich, Oskar Sima, Hans Moser
$9.99

Der junge Bauzeichner Josef Kernthaler will im Wien des Jahres 1913 seine Freundin Mizzi Ebeseder heiraten, deren Eltern das Varieté "Die Praterspatzen" betreiben. Doch er wird zu den k.u.k.-Truppen beordert und muss seine Verlobte zurücklassen. Vorsichtshalber schickt er sie aufs Land, da er unterbinden will, dass sie im Varieté auftritt. Mizzi indessen hält es in der Provinz nicht lange aus, bricht die Vereinbarung und hat als Sängerin größten Erfolg. Ein Verehrer aus hohen Militärkreisen lockt sie in seine Wohnung, und durch einen unglücklichen Zufall begegnet sie dort ausgerechnet Josef, der sie sofort des Betrugs verdächtigt.

The young draftsman Josef Kernthaler wishes to journey to Vienna in the year 1913 to marry his girlfriend, Mizzi Ebeseder, whose parents run the vaudeville show, “Die Praterspatzen”.  However, he’s drafted into the Kaiser’s army and has to leave his fiancée behind.  As a precaution, he sends her into the countryside to prevent her from performing in the vaudeville show.  Mizzi, however, doesn’t last long in the boondocks.  She breaks her agreement with him and returns to become a singer of great success.  A high-ranking military worshipper entices her to his apartment and through an unhappy coincidence, runs Into Josef there, who immediately suspects her of infidelity. 

 

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).

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - unsharp with some snow and serious pixellization issues

·        Other notable issues?  - there is a "whistling" in the background of the audio; de-logoing in upper left hand corner (due to the pixellization, not intrusive);  ending is cut off, but does not detract from the rest of the film.

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  92 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  19 mins