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Maskerade (1934)

Vienna 1905: After a carnival party the famous painter Heidenick draws his otherwise engaged girlfriend Anita Helfer with very few clothes on, only blurs her face. The image makes it into ... See full summary »

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Willi Forst
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paula Wessely ... Leopoldine Dur
Anton Walbrook ... Der Zeichner Heideneck (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
Peter Petersen Peter Petersen ... Professor Carl Ludwig Harrandt
Walter Janssen ... Paul Harrandt, Hofopernkapellmeister
Olga Tschechowa ... Anita Keller - seine Braut
Hilde von Stolz ... Gerda - die Frau des Professors
Julia Serda Julia Serda ... Die Fürstin M. (as Julie Serda-Junkermann)
Hans Moser ... Zacharias, der Gaertner
Fritz Imhoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liesl Handl ... (as Lisl Handl)
Grete Natzler
Wiener Philharmoniker Wiener Philharmoniker ... Themselves
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Vienna 1905: After a carnival party the famous painter Heidenick draws his otherwise engaged girlfriend Anita Helfer with very few clothes on, only blurs her face. The image makes it into the newspaper the next day - but since he can't tell the model's name without offending her influential fiancée, he comes up with the fictional name Leopoldine Dur. Unfortunately there is a secretary with that name, who now gets into the focus of high society - and into Heidenick's, much to Anita's anger. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mascarada See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Escapade (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Mazurka
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Composed by Léo Delibes
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Maybe the best Austrian film ever made
20 August 2000 | by 4ty-2See all my reviews

A delightful movie, full of atmosphere of the post World War I Vienna. The old elites are officially abolished but still dominant in social life. A scandal - worth the 19th century prudery - is made bearable through the famous Viennese easy-going lifestyle. One can smell the scent of the old Monarchy from every corner along with the tragedy of now only being a small and unimportant country. The story is told quickly, the scenes full of whit and very discreet erotic hints. The leads are cast with two of Austria finest: Paula Wessely and Adolf Wohlbrück (internationally known as Anton Walbrook). If you want to dive deeply into Austrian culture and understanding of the countries roots, then watch this wonderful movie.


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