The plot of the operetta was changed to fit into 90 minutes, but maybe also for the original being unacceptably corny; but it is all to no avail. Von Cziffra directed without imagination and spirit and he is hopelessly inadequate in using the Ultrascope format. The result is a dull film, not helped much by an average cast; Conny Froboess seems not at all to be comfortable with her part and Ruth Stephan and Rudolf Platte, both always good for comic interludes, are very disappointing; it is only Maria Sebaldt who sometimes brings some life into the film.
The Kessler Twins have a guest appearance (always fun, those legs!!), but no one (and certainly not Von Cziffra) seems to wonder about the ladies' dance act with 1960's music in an operetta that takes place round 1900.
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