This was probably Ilsa Werners first film in German ,since her divorce from an American journalist that same year,Lets face it the 1940 version was a lot better than this.I had not seen the 1935 version,but, this was the first version to be shot in color and made as a Hiemat type film .Gerhard Reidmann made an good Adam, but Jopie Heesters version was a lot Better, but nevertheless his Adam was good,Eva Probst Christal was a lot better in the singing department, since the 1963 version, Cornelia Froboess only had a fair voice .Both Reidman and Probst were married in real life at one time.This was Wolf Aulbachs Retty's first appearance in a color film as well as Character actor and some time directer,Gunther Luthers, he appeared in make love to me and great freedom street, also his first appearance in a color feature.It's about the same story Christl wants Adam to have a better job so they can get married ,bu, Adam gets mad at her when she talk to the Prince for the position out of fear they might be carrying on.When Chrtistel goes in instead of Wolf Aulbach Retty,its Gunther taken his place ,while wolf goes to the gambling casinos.Gerhard feels she having an affair and grabs the firs women that show up Princess Marie Louise , incognito , with her friend? or lady in waiting?Ernestine,played by Erni Mangold ,to catch Wolf coming back from having his affairs though the small town,This movie starts during the celebration.This is also a Heimat version of the play.In Hiemat film there is always one celebration after another. Ilsa displays her whistling talents , but ,only in a non singing sequence ,where she is admiring Adams birds.She does a singing number and like Her role as Jenny Lind,since her voice was small it was dubbed by an operetta type voice.The Irony of this is that Wolf Aulbach Retty did the Adam role in 1935 version,So in this version he has been raised to a Prince.The Object of the Prince's desire is a dancer,Played By Sybil Werden, who's married to a Marquis ,played by Siegfried Breuer.Invites both of them down for the weekend to get to her when she's Ise and he Sigfried , are not looking not looking,A excellent out door Dance number , away of saving money by shooting it out doors, with Sybil as the lead dancer. The only problem with the film is when Eva is singing in the top of her voice it cuts quickly in the stage coach where Ilse and Erni are having a conversation rather than waiting for Eva to finish.The night time sequence where Gerhard is romancing Ilsa and sing her a song ,it's shot on a sound stage and it shows , a fake unrealistic night sky .Brigadoon' set were more real,Sigfried Breuer, the one that was in the third man and the way of freedom,As with Gabriella his portrayal of the Marquis in this film was the wrong kind of role for him,and in a Hiemat film itself.In spite of all this it's entertaining film made a the time where the motion picture biz technology was improving in the united states .Germany would not shoot their first and only CinemaScope feature till 1955,As i said a very entertaining film from the republic of Germany , very colorful 04/26/14
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