This is a colorful musical,shot in glorious Agfa color. The art direction is good. Filmed in Heimat,located in Austria,.The characters are colorful too from the old man who plays the zither to the yodeling mail women. The story center's around a tourist place in Heimat called, "The white horse Inn,". It's an Inn and a restaurant. Pleas note , that the women in the box cover is not Johanna Matz but Marrianne Wischmann. Possibly because in 1952 Johanna was a bit plump and is not the female lead. Johanna plays "Josepha", who runs the inn. Leapole, played by Walter Miller,is the waiter who works there is in love with Josepha but Josepha is in love with Dr Sieder, played by Heesters, and she thinks he's in love with her.The tourist arrive from the boat with Geiescke and his daughter Otillie, played by Paul Westermeir and Marrianne Wischmann. Paul Westmier looks like exactly the same actor who played Marika Rokks manager in Csardasfurstin.There are sub character's s in this pic. Professor Hinzelmann's daughter is in live with one of the students ,whome are vacationing up there. Kaiser Franz Joseph,played by Rodolph Forester, is taking a vacation up there too.His body guards show up and inform Josepha.The whole city prepares an extravanzic polka festival filled with yodel singers and polka dance number. Now this is 19 teens rag time was the rage even i Europe but this is based on an operetta so there's no popular music of the time. I'm sure if Marika Rokk was in it they would have put some ragtime dance numbers ,but . There is an i inaccuracy in one scene. The swimming scene. while all the women wear's 19 teen bathing suits,Marrianne, wear's a 1952 bathing suit, which in the 19 teens would have been scandalous. There's a scene which Joe and Walt are getting drunk at an all male bar,no women. hugging and kissing , the way drunk people act . Every one is so drunk even the men are dancing with each other. this is suppose to be the funny scene ,of course, no sexual suggestions , except for the modern bathing suit Ottilie was wearing. It's a pretty good musical worth owning. Now available U.S.A. From,"German language video center ", on NTSC VHS and both on DVD 0 region and VHS NTSC at www.germanvideo.net
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