Artikelnummer 2205


Géza von Bolváry Writers: Hans Rameau, Walter Jerven Stars: Magda Schneider, Willi Forst and Max Gülstorff

Typically in operettas, the hero is either a struggling composer in his twenties or a successful composer in his thirties. Here we have the latter: Willi Forst portrays a composer who has attained commercial and artistic success, but who is just lately undergoing the musical equivalent of writer's block ... until he sees a magazine photo of the daughter of a wealthy Bavarian family (Magda Schneider).  Her beauty inspires him to compose new melodies. But there's only so much inspiration in a magazine photo. To get to the source of his inspiration, Forst applies for a job as the butler in her parents' mansion. Conveniently, her parents are looking to hire a butler. Implausibly, Forst gets the job without any sort of references or screening.


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). Unsharp features and a bit snowy, but very good quality overall. LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  92 mins. LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  22 mins.


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