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Die Fledermaus (1962)

Director:

Géza von Cziffra

Writers:

Henri Meilhac (play) (as Meilhac), Ludovic Halévy (play) (as Halévy) | 1 more credit »
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A revue star escapes her exhausting theatre life. By train she travels to the mountains. Alone in the wilderness and dressed only in her fur coat, she is rescued by two engineers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Alexander ... Dr. Gabriel Eisenstein
Marianne Koch ... Rosalinde
Marika Rökk ... Adele, the Maid
Willy Millowitsch Willy Millowitsch ... Frank (as Willi Millowitsch)
Gunther Philipp Gunther Philipp ... Pista von Bundassy
Oskar Sima ... Basil Arabayam
Susi Nicoletti ... Baroness Martens
Rolf Kutschera Rolf Kutschera ... Alfred
Rudolf Carl ... Joseph
Boy Gobert Boy Gobert ... Prinz Orlofsky
Hans Moser ... Frosch the Jailer
Wiener Staatsopernballett Wiener Staatsopernballett ... Dancers (as Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper)
Ballet der Wiener Volksoper Ballet der Wiener Volksoper ... Dancers
Claus Christofolini Claus Christofolini ... Dancer (as Claus Cristofolini)
Helmut Ketels Helmut Ketels ... Dancer
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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 February 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Denevér See more »

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Production Co:

Sascha-Verleih See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Fun Bowlderization for Die Fledermaus Fans
12 August 2007 | by jeff-134See all my reviews

True Die Fledermaus lovers might be offended at the cha-cha-ization of the classic Strauss operetta, and the story has been crudely simplified and updated to the pre-World War I years, but there are some good things here. Boy Gobert is a perfect Prince Orlofsky and his version of "Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein" is tremendous fun. Peter Alexander makes for a very enjoyable Eisenstein, perhaps a little more innocent than the original. His rendition of "Brüderlein und Schwesterlein" is beautiful and touching. Marika Rökk, slightly past her prime here, plays Adele and there are a few too many dance numbers thrown in to showcase her very athletic style. Costumes are gloriously cartoonish, and so are the performances. The great Viennese actor, Hans Moser, reprises here the role of Frösch, the jailer--a role he played in the 1937 version of Die Fledermaus.

The updating of the score will either strike you as tremendous fun, or a horrible desecration. For me this is a wonderful, guilty pleasure.


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