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The Desert Song (1939)

Das Lied der Wüste (original title)
When the famous singer Grace Collins got off the plane that had flown her a remote place in Northen Africa little did she know she would meet love and adventure there. If she came there, it... See full summary »

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The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda
The Desert Song (TV Movie 1955)
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From the Golden Age of Television, a live TV performance of the famed operetta, more faithful to the original than either the 1943 or 1953 film versions.

Stars: Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood, Rod Alexander
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Friedrich Domin ...
Sir Collins, ihr Stiefvater
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Nic Brenten, Ingenieur
Herbert Wilk ...
Frank Stanney, Captain
Ernst Karchow ...
Oberst Balentine
Rolf Heydel ...
Leutnant Scott
Karl Günther ...
Kommissar (as Carl Günther)
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Finanzier
Hermann Wagner ...
Hamed, Brentens Diener
Herbert Klatt ...
Jack, Stanneys Bursche
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerhard Bienert ...
Hafenbeamter
Helmut Brasch ...
Sam
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Tom
Michele Danton
Fritz Draeger ...
Gast beim Fest des Kommissars
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When the famous singer Grace Collins got off the plane that had flown her a remote place in Northen Africa little did she know she would meet love and adventure there. If she came there, it was to visit Sir Collins, her stepfather. Falling in love was not on the agenda but how could she resist the charm of Nic Brenten, an alluring and idealistic Dutch engineer? Butcan devotion and generosity really compete with the greed of someone like Sir Collins, a cynical financier who wants to dispossess the locals of the copper mine Brenten helps them to develop ?... Written by Guy Bellinger

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2 February 1940 (USA)  »

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German censorship visa B.52707 delivered on 16-11-1939 (Jugendverbot). See more »

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Featured in Die UFA (1992) See more »

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Fatme, erzähl' mir ein Märchen
Music by Nico Dostal
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Performed by Zarah Leander
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Zarah Leander in Northern-Africa
1 December 1998 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

Grace Collins (Zarah Leander), a beautiful singer with an astonishing alto-voice, comes to Rocky Camp (a far away place in Northern Africa). She meets a young (and not really beautiful) swedish engineer, who is building a copper-mine. They fall in love. But Graces stepfather (the bad character) needs to kill Brenton (her love)for some financial reason: His soldiers take him to prison. He will be executed, but help could be there within one hour. Can you imagine what happens now? No, it is impossible: She SINGS for the soldiers and saves him. Happy End! A boring movie, but Zarah Leander is wonderful and adorable as always: She sings "Fatme erzähl' mir ein Märchen" composed by Nico Dostal.


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