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Die Fledermaus (1946)

The plot from the famous Johann Strauss operetta adapted as a comedy film with most of the songs left out.


Géza von Bolváry


Richard Genée (libretto), Carl Haffner (libretto) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Marte Harell ... Rosalinde Eisenstein
Johannes Heesters ... Herbert Eisenstein
Will Dohm ... Gefängnisdirektor Michel Falke
Willy Fritsch ... Warden Frank
Joseph Egger Joseph Egger ... Frosch The Jailer (as Josef Egger)
Dorit Kreysler ... Adele
Hans Brausewetter ... Melzer
Siegfried Breuer ... Prinz Orlowsky
Mimi Stelzer Mimi Stelzer ... Cook at Eisensteins
Heinz Salfner Heinz Salfner ... Inspektor
Franz Böheim Franz Böheim ... Office writer I.T. prison


The plot from the famous Johann Strauss operetta adapted as a comedy film with most of the songs left out.

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

14 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bat See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)


Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A woman played the part of Prince Orlovsky in one version of this opera because the part of the Prince was intended to be sung by a castrato, a type of singer which no longer exists - the practice of "creating" them was stopped ages ago, as it involved the surgical removal of the singer's genitals. See more »


Version of Die Fledermaus (1990) See more »


Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande
Music by Johann Strauss
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1 January 2004 | by kassandroSee all my reviews

This is the best film adaption of this classical operetta I have seen so far. Very recently a digitally colored and cleaned version of this movie has been released. I was stunned to see such an old movie played with such an outstanding technical quality.

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