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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 »

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Max Ophüls (uncredited)
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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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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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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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true, a great film, but try the book too...
24 May 2004 | by a_mortiSee all my reviews

This is truly an excellent film, and it's production values totally belie the date of release.

If you like it, take time out to read the play Liebelei by Arthur Schnitzler. The guy above me misspelled his name, so you won't find it by searching that way! I think it's been translated into English as 'Flirtations'. You will discover that this is one of the earliest examples of a good story being taken (granted these days it's done by Hollywood) and mutated to fit the dramatic formula. For instance, our two protagonists are not cavalry officers, but members of the 'fin de siecle' bourgeois class who have bought they're way in as reserves at the officer level, they only train 3 or 4 times a year. The love story portrayed in the film is not in the book in the same way, and we never meet the woman Fritz is having an affair with, we don't even learn her name.

Still, this is a good film worth watching if you have the time to seek it out.


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