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Magic Fire (1955)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  29 March 1956 (USA)
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner.

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Frederick Valk ...
Minister von Moll
Gerhard Riedmann ...
Erik Schumann ...
Robert Freitag ...
August Roeckel (as Robert Freytag)
Heinz Klingenberg ...
King of Saxonia
Charles Regnier ...
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Fritz Rasp ...
Kurt Großkurth ...
Magdeburg Theatre Manager (as Kurt Grosskurth)
Hans Quest ...
Robert Hubner
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner.

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Biography | Drama

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29 March 1956 (USA)  »

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Frauen um Richard Wagner  »

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who supervised and arranged the music of Wagner for this, his final film assignment, also appears on screen as famous conductor Hans Richter. Korngold had to take the small role when the actor originally cast failed to show up. With over 1000 extras in full costume on set, director William Dieterle pleaded with Korngold to take the non-speaking part, to save the shoot. See more »

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Der Ring des Nibelungen
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Otto Edelmann and Leonie Rysanek
Conducted by Alois Melichar
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Middle C-
12 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the few films made with production care (but alas, not accuracy) at Republic in their final years, this is a very clumsy attempt at classy film making because of the wrong casting and silly storyline. The furniture and photography are good though. Supposed to be the story of Richard Wagner, it looks like a Monty Python version of The Music Lovers. Yvonne de Carlo was soon to be Lily Munster and Alan Badel must have been practising his bad German accent for 1979's Riddle Of The Sands long before it was needed. The problem with films like this is that real music lovers know and knew (in 1956 too) what Wagner was all about and how his music should be presented. This is very much a Liberace idea of European music and life. It's not even funny. It died, too. It actually is as if Republic, so used to making westerns just applied euro music and settings and then went about making a western anyway, it just happened to be the 'life story' of composer Wagner. Equally odd is the fact that the much lampooned wife of studio head Vera Ralston, with her thick euro accent SHOULD have been in this film instead of Yvonne, but wasn't.....


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