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The Blue from the Sky (1932)

Das Blaue vom Himmel (original title)
Anni happily starts working as underground ticket seller. A passenger in a rush leaves owing part of the ticket. He happens to be a night pilot for the postal service. He pays his debt and ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Janson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mártha Eggerth ... Anni Müller
Hermann Thimig ... Hans Meier
Fritz Kampers ... Tobias
Margarete Schlegel ... Zigaretten-Cilly
Ernö Verebes ... Der flotte Hugo
Jakob Tiedtke ... U-Papa
Margarete Kupfer ... Frau Breitsprecher
Hans Richter ... Tommy
Walter Steinbeck Walter Steinbeck ... Generaldirektor O.F. Pieper
Mathilde Sussin Mathilde Sussin ... Fräulein Fischer
Erich Kestin Erich Kestin ... Piepers Chauffeur
Ernst Behmer Ernst Behmer
Gerhard Dammann Gerhard Dammann ... Taxichauffeur
Otto Sauter-Sarto Otto Sauter-Sarto
Erwin van Roy Erwin van Roy
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Storyline

Anni happily starts working as underground ticket seller. A passenger in a rush leaves owing part of the ticket. He happens to be a night pilot for the postal service. He pays his debt and they start dating, difficult as it is with their opposite schedules. Written by BSK

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Musical | Romance

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Trivia

'Márta Eggerth' finally saw the film for the first time in 2010 when the Museum of Modern Art in New York included it as part of the Weimar Cinema: 1913-33 season, the announcement of her presence drawing gasps of amazement from the audience. Touchingly, she was still able to hum along to the music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Was kümmert mich die ganze Welt
Music by Paul Abraham
Lyrics by Fritz Rotter
Sung by Ernö Verebes, Mártha Eggerth, Hans Richter and Jakob Tiedtke
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Marta's a charmer
19 November 2010 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

Saw a rare print of this German musical at MOMA yesterday, and darned if Marta Eggerth, its then-19-year-old star, wasn't there to enjoy it. She's a spry and vivacious 98, and informed us that 1) she'd never seen it (she was so busy back then) and 2) the kiss from her leading man was her first-ever. It's a slight and charming musical, with only two real songs, endlessly repeated, and a few distinct Billy Wilder witticisms in its unremarkable screenplay. Marta's the bright-eyed working girl, a subway ticket vendor, pursued by a pilot and a workmate, who in turn is loved by a cigarette girl who works above ground. They're all nice company, there are some splendid shots of Weimar Berlin -- the director and DP, not major talents, liked to wield a fluid camera -- and there's a bit of a Rene Clair feel to it, and not a hint of the disaster about to hit the Republic. Marta's soprano is absolutely lovely, as is her personality. I suppose most Americans who know her at all know her from her other-woman role in "For Me and My Gal." She's very different here, and altogether winning.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue from the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Aafa-Film AG See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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