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Very good, 7/25/2014 7:04 PM
From: rogerthemoviemaniac88
Good picture quality. Subtitled well. Very satisfactory overall. A wonderfully charming movie, to boot! Highly recommended.
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It's as if Lubitsch & Wilder collaborated on the best romantic film ever!, 4/20/2019 11:59 AM
Beautiful period piece cinematography, sophisticated dialogue, deft humor, souffle like comedy, fascinating characters, sweeping plot twist, a Cinderella story in reverse! This richly charming film is much better than a simple plot description... but if you must know... SPOILERS: Set in pre-WWI Vienna, Maskarade concerns a near-tragic misunderstanding over a nude painting. It is incorrectly assumed that heroine Leopoldine (Paula Wesseley) posed for the painting, when in fact the model was Gerda (Hilde von Stolz), the wife of stuffy Dr. Harrandt (Peter Peterson). The romance between Leopoldine and artist Heidendeck (Adolf Wohlbruck aka Walbrook) is threatened when his cast-off mistress shoots him. Dr. Harrandt is summoned to perform an emergency operation on Heidenbeck, but upon discovering that the artist had painted his wife Gerda in the nude, the "good" doctor refuses to minister to Heidenbeck's wound. It is Leopoldine who appeals to the doctor's essential humanity and finally sets things right. The centerpiece of Masquerade in Vienna is a concert sequence, given period credibility through its use of authentic Enrico Caruso records on the soundtrack.
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