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Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan (1938)

Paris 1830. The story of the actor Debureau who with his art of acting and his mocking-songs on the hated King Karl X. enthuses the masses.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Komödiant Debureau
Gräfin Heloise Cambouilly
König Karl X. (as R.A. Roberts)
Graf Cambouilly
Gisela Uhlen ...
Schauspielerin Angèle Destouches
Gräfin X
Prinz Louis Philippe
Theaterdirektor Pomponille
Paul Bildt ...
Walter Werner ...
Debureaus Freund Maurac
Daisy Spies ...
Franz Nicklisch ...
Debureaus Freund Larbaud
Erich Ziegel ...
Fürst Sulluc
Elsa Wagner ...
Pauline Pomponille


Paris 1830. The story of the actor Debureau who with his art of acting and his mocking-songs on the hated King Karl X. enthuses the masses.

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30 November 1938 (Germany)  »

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Dans paa Vulkanen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Edited into Tanz mit dem Tod: Der Ufa-Star Sybille Schmitz (2000) See more »

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more complicated than I thought
8 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

France in 1830 is controlled by a king that every one hates. He loves his brother very much. Every one resents his brother. commandant Deburea , played by Gustav Grundgens, an actor of the theater hates him personally too. He's in love with the Countess Heloise Cambouilly,played by Sybille Schmitz, that the king is in love with too. I think Theo Legins plays her husband who don't seem to care, I think. Bad put down songs are created and spread against the kings brother in pamphlets from the actor to the theater audience as well as the public. The king resents this.well having an affair with the countess and doing stage performance back and forth.Deburea puts the kings brother down on the stage and the kings gets mad and has him arrested and executed but in the end every one loves the put down. It couldn't have a happy ending Gobels would not have allowed it. This would be equivalent to expressing criticism against the furor. but the filmmaker got away with the populace in the film loving the song. Theo Legin either plays a non caring husband or a brother of the countess cause some times he impersonates the actor for Deburea as a favor. This is almost a German version of that french Arletty classic" Children of paradise",.Theo is a lot better when he's working with fellow actor Hans Moser it seems than on his own.Gustav Grundgens is a almost bald head actor and wears a wig. You can say he's the Richard Wattis of German cinema.Sybille Schmitz plays a frustrated bored countess. Hilda Hildabrahnt shows up as a fake Countess in this film a good movie. Corrections 4/9/09. Theo Ligens did play Sybille Schmitt ,in name only, husband. The citizens overthrow the monarchy and free comedian Devereu. At least it looks that way .

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