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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
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Mlle. Josephine Mousquet - the Governess
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Emile - Brandt's Valet
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Halasz - the Apartment House Manager
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Max Bauer - the Porter
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Prof. Peterson
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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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Ave de Fogo  »

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The original play by Lajos Zilahy opened in Budapest, Hungary, on 25 February 1932. Jeffrey Dell's English-language adaptation opened in New York City on 21 November 1932 and had 42 performances. See more »

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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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