A fabulous confection. A prima donna hires a man to pretend to be her lover so as to protect her from an unwelcome suitor. Unbeknownst to her (the key to most comedy), he is a tenor in disguise. The musical battle between real-life husband and wife Jan Kiepura and Marta Eggerth to Mozart's "Turkish March" is a singing and comic tour-de-force. And the title waltz will have you dancing out of the theatre -- or just in front of your VCR. Kiepura, who did not age quite as well as his effervescent wife, here looks youthful and is in excellent voice. Eggerth is perfection as always. This film was available on commercial SECAM video some years back which is where I got it. It is certainly a major oeuvre of both stars and their director.
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