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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1950)
"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" (original title)

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For the corpulent nobleman, Sir John Falstaff, the inn in the small English town of Windsor is the best of all places. Here he can indulge in excessive dining and intemperate drinking, as ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonja Ziemann ...
Rita Streich ...
Frau Fluth (singing voice)
Camilla Spira ...
Martha Mödl ...
Frau Gretchen Reich (singing voice)
Paul Esser ...
Ina Halley ...
Anna Reich
Sonja Schöner ...
Anna Reich (singing voice)
Eckart Dux ...
Hans Kramer ...
Helmut Krebs ...
Fenton (voice)
Alexander Engel ...
Innkeeper Reich (Page)
Willi Heyer-Kraemer ...
Innkeeper Reich (singing voice)
Claus Holm ...
Herr Fluth (Ford)
Herbert Brauer ...
Herr Fluth (singing voice)
Joachim Teege ...
Herr Spärlich
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For the corpulent nobleman, Sir John Falstaff, the inn in the small English town of Windsor is the best of all places. Here he can indulge in excessive dining and intemperate drinking, as well as swagger and boast about his adventures, particularly those of an amorous nature. At present, he has designs on the two young women, Mistress Reich and Fluth, who, in turn, lead our paunchy hero mightily by the nose. Mistress Reich indeed has much to deal with: her pretty daughter, Anna, has no lack of suitors and the parents cannot agree on who the future son-in-law should be. Anna, however, has already made her choice: she wants to marry young Master Fenton, a match which fails to suit her parents' plans. She plans a clandestine wedding ceremony in the forest. But it so happens that the townspeople join forces on the same night to sour stout Falstaff's life in Windsor and to drive him out of town. To pull off this dirty trick, Mistresses Reich and Fluth arrange yet another rendezvous with ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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A Delightful New Musical Film! Based on Otto Nicolai's World-Renowned Comic-Fantastic Opera and Shakespeare's Comedy


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20 September 1952 (USA)  »

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