Rudolf Schock's singing voice is far better (though not very subtle, a matter of taste) than his acting capabilities, but he is still doing fine in this charming and successful adaptation of Kalman's operetta. Schündler's direction is not great, but more than adequate for the material and he gets a big help of a wonderful cast, including the fabulous Kessler Twins who - alas - have too few scenes. Christina Görner as Mariza has the right spirit and a fine singing voice and is gorgeous; but it is Hans Moser who in his scenes almost steals the film from the others as a sometimes side splitting funny butler: "I ahm zee boutler!".
With the nice sets, scenery and cinematography, good pacing and the delightful (gypsy like) music and choreography the film provides the viewer a real good time. The voyeur in me was waiting for the moment the attractive breasts of Renate Ewert were to finally pop out of her deep decollete, but no such luck (clever director). Enjoy this one with a bottle of Tokay wine at hand.
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