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Liebelei (1933)

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Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of ... See full summary »

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Der alte Weyring - Kammermusiker
Magda Schneider ...
Luise Ullrich ...
Mizzi Schlager
Gustaf Gründgens ...
Olga Tschechowa ...
Carl Esmond ...
Oberleutnant Theo Kaiser (as Willi Eichberger)
Wolfgang Liebeneiner ...
Paul Otto ...
Major v. Eggersdorff
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Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of an opera violinist. Baron Eggerdorff however soon hears of his past misfortune... Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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27 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Flirtation  »

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Ophuls + Schnitzler = Pure Heaven
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I caught this film years back at the Cinematheque in Paris and was finally able to chase down a copy. This film works beautifully on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin or what to include. It is a class study in turn-of-the-century Vienna with a love affair that transcends some but not all of the social barriers. There are misunderstandings a la Schnitzler in the rigid system and the now absurd dueling scene with its "male honor" at stake. But the camera is constantly on the prowl, weaving in and out and omitting at times as much as it shows, Ophuls visual addition. The sleigh-ride sequence is exactly as I remembered it and justifiably famous. My copy is missing all the Jewish credits at the beginning.

Curtis Stotlar


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