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Gasparone (1937)

The prefect of the town wants his son to marry a rich countess, but he is in love with a dancer, and the countess falls in love with a mysterious stranger.

Director:

Georg Jacoby

Writers:

Friedrich Zell (libretto), Werner Eplinius | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marika Rökk ... Ita
Johannes Heesters ... Erminio Bondo
Heinz Schorlemmer Heinz Schorlemmer ... Sindulfo
Edith Schollwer Edith Schollwer ... Carlotta
Oskar Sima ... Massaccio
Leo Slezak ... Nasoni
Rudolf Platte ... Benozzo
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Zenobia
Ursula Herking Ursula Herking ... Sora
Arnim Suessenguth Arnim Suessenguth ... Jucundus
Ernst Behmer Ernst Behmer ... Sokrates
Erwin Biegel ... Mann mit weißer Nelke
Erich Kestin Erich Kestin ... Adjutant des Polizeipräfekten
Paul Schwed Paul Schwed ... Polizeikapitän
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hildegard Busse ... Gast bei der Hochzeitstafel
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Storyline

The prefect of the town wants his son to marry a rich countess, but he is in love with a dancer, and the countess falls in love with a mysterious stranger.

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operetta | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smugglarhövdingen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Gasparone (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich werde jede Nacht von Ihnen träumen
Music from the motif of Karl Millöcker by Peter Kreuder & Friedrich Schröder
Text by Hans Fritz Beckmann
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Fairy tale with a twist
3 February 2002 | by MartSanderSee all my reviews

This is one of the titles currently released on DVD by PTM Entertainment in beautiful picture quality which is common to their series of Johannes Heesters movies - probably to celebrate his 100th (!) birthday, which will take place early in 2003. This is one of the very best entries, a sparky musical / operetta, showcasing Marika Rökk, Europe's best tap-dancer/ballet dancer/acrobat/singer, who is about to celebrate her 90th birthday in 2003. It's by bits hilariously funny even by today's standards, well written, well directed and well acted. The musical numbers range from big production numbers to intimate outdoor renderings, and both Heesters and Rökk are top notch. There regrettably are no subtitles, but watching this fairy-tale about Gasparone, the anonymous and feared highwayman, is great fun, and if you can suppress your excitement during Marika Rökk's entrance number, you most probably are dead.


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