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Das Hofkonzert (1936)

To Immendingen Principality travels Christine Holm, daughter of a singer, to find her unknown father. The Prince is awaiting a replacement singer for the annual concert. Chistine meets ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Sirk (as Detlef Sierck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mártha Eggerth ... Christine Holm - aka Sängerin Belotti
Johannes Heesters ... Lt. Walter van Arnegg
Kurt Meisel ... Lt. Florian Schwälble
Herbert Hübner ... Staatsminister von Arnegg
Ernst Waldow Ernst Waldow ... Damewäschevertreter von Zunder
Alfred Abel ... Dichter Knips
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ... Bibliothekar
Ingeborg von Kusserow ... Zofe Babette
Hans Richter ... Gefreiter der Grenzwache Veit
Rudolf Platte ... Hofkapellmeister
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ... Col. Flumms
Iwa Wanja Iwa Wanja ... Sängerin Tamara Pinelli
Flockina von Platen Flockina von Platen ... Gräfin Hadersdorff
Otto Treßler Otto Treßler ... Landesfürst Serenissimus
Edwin Jürgensen Edwin Jürgensen ... Theaterintendant
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To Immendingen Principality travels Christine Holm, daughter of a singer, to find her unknown father. The Prince is awaiting a replacement singer for the annual concert. Chistine meets handsome lieutenant von Arnegg, son of the minister, and is aided by Herr Knips, a poet. When she is about to unveil the truth she is ordered by the minister to leave at once. Written by BSK

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Comedy | Romance

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Goofs

At the final concert, Martha Eggerth is wearing a modern 30s dress which strongly contrasts with all the other characters, costume dressed for 1800s. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of La chanson du souvenir (1937) See more »

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Die Spröde: An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen
Sung by Mártha Eggerth
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A charming early Sirk
14 November 2005 | by tentenderSee all my reviews

Saw this film last night at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, in the course of the Douglas Sirk "integrale" (complete retrospective). Sirk himself calls this film "Viennese pastry," and adds that, after the heaviness of "Schlussakkord" he felt the need of something light. Light it is, but also marvelously inventive. I was reminded of Ophuls's film of "The Bartered Bride," not only in that the two principals in both films are singers and very appealing, but, too, that Sirk, like Ophuls, tells his tale in a deliciously opulent way. The screen seems to be constantly filled with new and beautiful detail, the camera usually in swinging, swirling motion. A very baroque film.

Marta Eggerth, later well known to American audiences for her appearances in operetta with her husband tenor Jan Kiepura, has the appeal of a European Jeanette MacDonald, and her co-star, Johannes Heesters, is wonderfully handsome, with a winning (and almost ever-present) smile. Charming film, very entertaining, and worth seeing for the mise-en-scene alone.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Court Concert See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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