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The Blue Moth (1959)

Der blaue Nachtfalter (original title)



(screenplay) (as Dr. Erich Ebermayer), (film novella) (as Karl von Barany) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Martens
Thomas Martens
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Frahm
Werner Hinz ...
Steve Owens
Marina Petrova ...
Irina (as Marina Petrowa)
Loni Heuser ...
Elvira del Castros
Lotte Brackebusch ...
Alte Frau Martens
Hans Richter ...
Regisseur Olten
Lore Schulz ...
Hausmädchen Elli
Karl Martell ...
Erwin Linder ...
Hans Paetsch ...
Carl Voscherau ...
Pförtner Becker (as Karl Voscherau)
Walter Klam ...


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Release Date:

27 August 1959 (West Germany)  »

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The Blue Moth  »

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1.66 : 1
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Finnish censorship visa # 58327. See more »


Seit ich dich sah
Music by Lotar Olias
Lyrics by Kurt Schwabach
Performed by Zarah Leander
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One of Zarah's last theatrical films
15 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movies was definitely good,its just that the end was weak and anti climatic.When the court hearing ended after Zarah confessed she shot Heinz Werner,who played the minister in Jugend,for the first time when Thomas ,played by Christian Wolfe,finally realizes that Julia is his mother and not a friend of his parents , the meeting of the two is just not climatic.Zarah sings some nice light jazz 1950's rock tunes and her traditional humor songs too.This was her also movie feature as a big star.The fact that after the war the filmmaker kept playing her in the same role.although her t.v come back was different.In fact the focus is more on Christians wolfs character and the girl he meets ,the dancer at the blue moth,Irina ,played by Martina Patrova.She does a very sexy dance in the night club scene with musician playing a trumpet around Her.The story start getting a little predictable when Heinz Werner is found dead in his house ans Irina moves the gun ,still wearing her gloves closer to him to look like he committed suicide as not to blame Thomas ,as she call the police.Zarah weight was also noticeable in this film.There are better Zara films than this but this is still a good film ,in many ways, just not excellent .My guess Zarah was realized this and retired from films leads and went back to concerts .Pual Hartman show up again in the Zarah film ,as Thomas's uncle,who's a lawyer to helps Zarah and Irina and Thomas out .Zarah's last theatrical feature as a lead. 12/15/13

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