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Liebelei (1933)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1936 (USA)
Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director:

Max Ophüls (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Hörbiger ... Der alte Weyring - Kammermusiker
Magda Schneider ... Christine Weyring - seine Tochter
Luise Ullrich ... Mizzi Schlager
Gustaf Gründgens ... Baron v. Eggersdorff
Olga Tschechowa ... Baronin v. Eggersdorff
Carl Esmond ... Oberleutnant Theo Kaiser (as Willi Eichberger)
Wolfgang Liebeneiner ... Leutnant Fritz Lobheimer
Paul Otto Paul Otto ... Major v. Eggersdorff
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Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of an opera violinist. Baron Eggerdorff however soon hears of his past misfortune... Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Magda Schneider as a gay musical comedy star had originally been cast for Mizi but Ophuls was inspired to have her exchange roles with the other lead actress and have Luise Ullrich instead play the more light hearted part. See more »

Goofs

Although the action takes place well before World War I, the actresses' costumes and hairdos are in the style of 1933. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Jochen und Marion (1972) See more »

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capturing as classic music
28 October 2004 | by TheFerrymanSee all my reviews

A wonderful picture that shows how early in his career Ophuls mastered melodrama. As melodrama indicates, it's drama with music, and from the start Ophuls sets in motion an operistic, artificial mood. Every performance is self-conscious, aware of being representing; all sets are shown thoroughly, characters leave the scene and the camera remains a few seconds in the empty decor; even the way the snows falls from the sky appears to be fake. Still the film has an admirable freshness and engages the audience in an almost hypnotic trip, to which Ophuls' floating camera and his modern, dramatic use of the score contribute big time. Max Ophuls can be paralleled with Douglas Sirk as a director that purposely breaks up with any trace of reality in order to convey a truth that is purely cinematic.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirtation See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$852
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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