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The Firebird (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 3 November 1934 (USA)
Herman Brandt, a handsome but overly conceited actor, lives in the same apartment building in Vienna as Carola and John Pointer and their 18-year-old daughter Mariette. One day, as Carola ... See full summary »

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Carola Pointer
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Herman Brandt
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John Pointer
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Mariette Pointer
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Police Inspector Miller
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Mrs. Jolan Brandt
Helen Trenholme ...
Mlle. Josephine Mousquet - the Governess
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Emile - Brandt's Valet
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Halasz - the Apartment House Manager
Hal K. Dawson ...
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Mr. Beyer - the Stage Manager
Spencer Charters ...
Max Bauer - the Porter
Etienne Girardot ...
Prof. Peterson
Florence Fair ...
Thelma - the Pointers' Maid
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Alice von Attem (as Nan Gray)
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Herman Brandt, a handsome but overly conceited actor, lives in the same apartment building in Vienna as Carola and John Pointer and their 18-year-old daughter Mariette. One day, as Carola leaves to walk her dog, Brandt sides up to her and proposes she "visit" him at his apartment after everyone has gone to bed. Shocked and offended at his brazenness, she complains about him to the building manager, who orders Brandt to leave. He refuses, so the Pointers decide that they will move out instead. While they're packing, the police show up at their apartment with some bad news--Brandt has been found murdered, shot in the head, and since they were known to have quarreled with him, they are suspects. However, Inspector Muller, the detective investigating the murder, discovers that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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3 November 1934 (USA)  »

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Ave de Fogo  »

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1.37 : 1
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In 1936 Igor Stravinsky sued Warner Bros. over the 'misuse' of his themes from the ballet "The Firebird". In 1938 a French court awarded him one franc in damages, instead of the 300,000 francs he was claiming. See more »

Soundtracks

The Firebird Suite
(1919)
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Excerpts played during the opening credits and as background music
Played on a record several times
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What is with the younger generation?
3 March 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

It was not only in more recent times that parents asked themselves what was going on with the younger generation. In pre-War Vienna too -- parents forbade their children from listening to Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." Anita Louise is the daughter to Verree Teasdale and Lionel Atwill. The story concerns who has been tempted by Ricardo Cortez, the actor living in the apartment below? Someone silences him forever -- they might have done so earlier and spiced up a very slow start. Some twists and turns towards the end can't save this otherwise forgettable social commentary masquerading as a mystery.


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