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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quayle ... Gen. Orlovsky
Anton Walbrook ... Dr. Falke
Dennis Price ... Maj. Frank
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Rosalinda
Michael Redgrave ... Col. Eisenstein
Mel Ferrer ... Capt. Alfred Westerman
Anneliese Rothenberger ... Adele
Oskar Sima ... Frosch
Richard Marner ... Col. Lebotov
Nicholas Bruce Nicholas Bruce ... Hotel receptionist
Arthur Mullard ... Russian guard
Roy Kinnear
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Lady (as Barbara Ash)
Hildy Christian Hildy Christian ... Lady
Caryln Gunn Caryln Gunn ... Lady
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a movie version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr. Falke represented by the three occupying powers. This is not just a movie of a staged production, but a truly filmic version of the operetta. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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She set the whole town talking with her saucy 'GOINGS-ON'... Oh, what a Girl!!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1956 (UK) See more »

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Oh... Rosalinda!! See more »

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Budget:

GBP212,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Preferred casting was Bing Crosby as Alfred Westerman, Maurice Chevalier as Eisenstein, Orson Welles as Orlovsky and either Noël Coward or David Niven as Frank. All declined. See more »

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Version of Flagermusen (1966) See more »

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Much better than anticipated
9 August 2016 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Though their 1940s output is unanimously celebrated by critics and audiences, the Powell/Pressburger collaborations of the 1950s are often forgotten or outright dismissed. I have not seen all of them, save for Gone to Earth and Oh... Rosalinda!! but I was surprised by how good both of them were. No, they're not on the same transcendent heights as the likes of The Red Shoes or The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (heck, precious few movies are), but they are good in their own right and still lovely to look at.

Oh... Rosalinda!! may be a bit of an acquired taste for some people. The aesthetic is very flat and artificial, stagey even, much like the more elaborate Tales of Hoffman but with apparently less of a budget. It's also a bedroom farce, so if you're not much for that kind of comedy, you may find it hard to get into the swing of things. I myself care little for such comedies, but I rather enjoyed this one, mainly due to the strength of the performers. Anton Walbrook is great as the black market dealer who manipulates everyone, showing a great penchant for comedy he rarely got to express in his English language projects. Ludmilla Tcherina is playful and sexy as the woman everyone wants. Mel Ferrer is a bit overdone, but he's not bad at all.

No great classic, but Oh... Rosalinda!! is worth at least one glance from Powell-Pressburger devotees.


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