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Wiener Blut (1972)

An operetta with music by Johann Strauss II. However, he did not see the premiere. Wiener Blut is set at the time of the Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815, an international conference that ... See full summary »

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Hermann Lanske

Writers:

Hugo Wiener (teleplay), Hermann Lanske (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Benno Kusche Benno Kusche ... Fürst Ypsheim
René Kollo René Kollo ... Graf Zedlau
Ingeborg Hallstein Ingeborg Hallstein ... Gräfin Zedlau
Dagmar Koller ... 'Franzi' Franziska Cagliari
Helga Papouschek Helga Papouschek ... Pepi
Ferry Gruber Ferry Gruber ... Josef
Fritz Muliar Fritz Muliar ... Kagler
Elisabeth Fez Elisabeth Fez ... Lintschi
Hilde Sochor Hilde Sochor ... Lisi
Kurt Liederer Kurt Liederer
Friederike Mann Friederike Mann ... Lori
Ossy Kolmann Ossy Kolmann ... Kutscher (as Ossy Kollmann)
Josef Menschik Josef Menschik
Tino Schubert Tino Schubert
Kurt Sobotka Kurt Sobotka

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An operetta with music by Johann Strauss II. However, he did not see the premiere. Wiener Blut is set at the time of the Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815, an international conference that sought to settle Europe after the upheavals of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows a traditional operetta plot full of mistaken identities. Count Balduin Zedlau, ambassador of the tiny court of Reuss-Schleiz-Greiz, is posted to Vienna. Count Zedlau is married but a real Don Juan always looking for a new encounter. Many of Strauss' compositions are used in the operetta although he did not specifically composed them for the operetta. Written by Theo Zentgraf

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Glorious
18 January 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Operetta is always charming and fun, in short a pleasant diversion after a hard day. Those of Johann Strauss II (especially Die Fledermaus) are among the best of the genre, Franz Lehar and to a lesser extent Emmerich Kalman also have penned very good ones. Wiener Blut is everything that I love about operetta, while not Strauss' best it has wonderful music and a story that has its charm. And this is a truly glorious film version. Handsomely photographed with sumptuous settings and costumes, it is more than pleasing to look at. The stage direction brings out the wit and charm of Wiener Blut with considerable intelligence, like with many opera films there is a lack of spontaneity but nothing is dull and that's what matters. The music is orchestrated beautifully, with the waltz-like rhythms in particular being performed by the orchestra with a lush sound. The tempos are sprightly but with the grace and elegance you'd anticipate. The German dialogue crackles, and the performances across the board are wonderful, especially from a youthful-looking and sounding Rene Kollo and an enchanting Ingelborg Hallstein. All in all, glorious and a real delight if you love operetta. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 May 1972 (Austria) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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