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Answald Krüger (writer)
Jean Bernard-Luc (adaptation)
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Release Date:
10 September 1959 (West Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Romy Schneider ... Fanny Emmetsrieder

Jean-Claude Pascal ... Zar Alexander der Erste / Tsar Alexander the First

Paul Guers ... Französischer Botschafter D'Aurignac / French Ambassador D'Aurignac
Jacqueline Marbaux ... Fürstin Metternich / Princess Metternich
Helmuth Lohner ... Martin Graf Waldau / Count Waldau (as Helmut Lohner)
Charles Regnier ... Fürst Metternich / Prince Metternich

Hans Moser ... Großvater Emmetsrieder / Grandpa Emmetsrieder
Simone Paris
Véra Valmont ... Kaiserin Marie Louise / Empress Marie Louise
Josef Meinrad ... Baron Hager
Helmut Qualtinger ... Geheimpolizist Zawadil / Detective Zawadil

Rolf Wanka ... Graf Waldau Senior / Count Waldau Sr.

Marcel Marceau ... Mit seinem Ensemble / Mime
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerhard Bronner ... (uncredited)
Fritz Eckhardt ... (uncredited)
Margarethe Hruby ... Lady Stewart (uncredited)
Willy Maertens ... Graf Schleizenstein / Count Schleizenstein (uncredited)
Franz Schafheitlin ... Englischer Botschafter Lord Stewart / English Ambassador Lord Stewart (uncredited)
Hans Schwarz Jr. ... Fürst Razumofsky / Prince Razumofsky (uncredited)
Lou Seitz ... Gräfin Haschlowitz / Countess Haschlowitz (uncredited)
Erik von Loewis ... General Seidelbast (uncredited)
Joachim Wolff ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Axel von Ambesser 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Bernard-Luc  adaptation
Jean Bernard-Luc  dialogue
Answald Krüger  writer
Maria Matray  writer
Ernst Nebhut  play
Pierre O'Connell  adaptation
Just Scheu  play

Produced by
Walter Koppel .... supervising producer
Arys Nissotti .... producer
Pierre O'Connell .... co-producer
Gyula Trebitsch .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Böttcher 
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
Film Editing by
Alice Ludwig 
Production Design by
Albrecht Becker 
Herbert Kirchhoff 
Costume Design by
Paul Seltenhammer 
Makeup Department
Heinz Fuhrmann .... makeup artist
Herbert Grieser .... makeup artist
Jupp Paschke .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pierre Bochart .... production manager: France
Ernesto Kühne .... unit manager
Peter Petersen .... unit manager
Peter Roterberg .... unit manager
Helmut Ungerland .... production manager: West Germany
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karl Stanzl .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hans Ebel .... dialogue recordist
Music Department
Gerhard Bronner .... composer: song "Lied des Bänkelsängers"
Bernhard Eichhorn .... composer: song "Ja man verliebt sich"
Werner Pohl .... music recordist
Other crew
Gisela Free .... choreographer
Sabine Ress .... choreographer

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Austria:94 min
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An optimistic version of "Christine", 19 December 2013
Author: dbdumonteil

IT was a time Romy Schneider was sick and tired of playing

nice costume heroines in soap operas based on historic figures (Sissi,Victoria)or fiction (this one,among many others). One more -Siomak's "Katia"-,and she would leave for the broader horizons of Welles ,Visconti or Preminger.

Romy herself is going through the motions,she no longer possesses the stamina and the Joie De Vivre which made,even today ,the Sissi saga still enjoyable.It's an actress who is longing for something else ,and it would not be long before she ditched these "disgusting" pastries (Dixit Romy)

"Die Schöne Lügnerin" is one of the weakest efforts of the genre :it is an umpteenth update of "Cinderella" with elements borrowed from Sissi (including the actor who played Colonel :Josef Meinrad) or "Die Deutschmeister".

Light (very light) gallantries including this dressmaker and three male nobles :the czar of Russia,the prince of Metternich and a duke .

Jean-Claude Pascal ,who was a famous romantic lead in the fifties ,was already on the wane and he tried to move into singing in the sixties (he won the Eurovision contest)before falling into oblivion (he died unnoticed).He plays the czar .

Paul Guers ,who plays the French noble,did not have his day in the movies ;too bad for an actor who played "the cat on a hot tin roof" (the part of Brick);after performing Tennessee Williams ,he deserved a better career.

An optimistic version of "Christine" ,so to speak:the proletarian in love with the aristocrat.Or something like that.

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