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The Firebird (1934)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  3 November 1934 (USA)
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Carola Pointer
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Herman Brandt
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Mariette Pointer
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Police Inspector Miller
Dorothy Tree ...
Mrs. Jolan Brandt
Helen Trenholme ...
Mlle. Josephine Mousquet, the Governess
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Emile, Brandt's Valet
Robert Barrat ...
Halasz, the Apartment House Manager
Hal K. Dawson ...
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Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Beyer, the Stage Manager
Spencer Charters ...
Max Bauer, the Porter
Etienne Girardot ...
Professor Peterson
Florence Fair ...
Thelma, the Pointer's Maid
Nan Grey ...
Alice von Attem (as Nan Gray)
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The original play by Lajos Zilahy opened in Budapest, Hungary, on 25 February 1932. Jeffrey Dell's English adaptation opened in New York City, New York, USA, on 21 November 1932 and had 42 performances. See more »

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The Firebird Suite
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Music by Igor Stravinsky
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Vat? No Accents?
9 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can tell that a lot of production money was thrown at THE FIREBIRD but for the life of me I can't tell why it's set in Germany. Ricardo Cortez (the corpse to be) plays a horndog actor with a shady past who lives in a high class apartment building. There's an angry ex-wife, an effeminate personal assistant that's in love with the corpse's Dachsund, and well heeled neighbors with a lovely daughter (Anita Louise) who fear for their reputation. C. Aubrey Smith, the 71-year old impeccable Englishman, plays the police inspector. Remember this is supposed to be set in 1934 Germany (what, no Nazis?). Except for the wiener dog, the apartment manager's pipe, beer swilling policeman and some German shop signs, you'd never know it. Not one stab at an accent between them. A standard whodunnit.


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