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The Blue Fox (1938)

Der Blaufuchs (original title)
Ilona, a beautiful Hungarian woman, is the neglected wife of Stephan Paulus, a scientist who is more interested in the fishes he studies than in his better half. Tibor Varny, a handsome - ... See full summary »


Viktor Tourjansky (as V. Tourjansky)


Ferenc Herczeg (play) (as F. Herczeg), Karl Georg Külb (screenplay) (as K.G. Külb)


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Credited cast:
Zarah Leander ... Ilona Paulus
Willy Birgel ... Tabor Vary
Paul Hörbiger ... Stephan Paulus
Jane Tilden ... Lisi
Karl Schönböck ... Trill
Rudolf Platte ... Coachman Bela
Eduard Wenck Eduard Wenck ... Signalman Ürem
Edith Meinhard Edith Meinhard ... Tilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrud de Lalsky Gertrud de Lalsky ... Professorengattin
Erich Dunskus Erich Dunskus ... Tankstellenwart
Olga Engl ... Ilonas Tante Margit
Lothar Geist Lothar Geist ... Tankstellenlehrling
Max Hiller Max Hiller ... Ungarischer Bauer am Bahnhof
Antonie Jaeckel Antonie Jaeckel ... Die Frau Rektor
Eva Klein-Donath Eva Klein-Donath ... Professorengattin


Ilona, a beautiful Hungarian woman, is the neglected wife of Stephan Paulus, a scientist who is more interested in the fishes he studies than in his better half. Tibor Varny, a handsome - and famous - airplane pilot, starts courting her. Ilona does not say no but Tibor suddenly steps back. For a simple reason: the flyer has just realized that Ilona is the wife of... his best friend! In frustration, Ilona turns to Trill, a tenor showing off to his best advantage... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

3 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue Fox See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Original German censorship visa # B. 50042 delivered on 13-12-1938. See more »


Edited into Bellaria - So lange wir leben! (2002) See more »


Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein?
Music by Lothar Brühne
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Performed by Zarah Leander
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saved by Zarah's songs
4 April 2003 | by Wolfi-10See all my reviews

Der Blaufuchs is a somewhat unusual German film comedy of the 40s insofar that the flirtatious and slightly frivolous heroine who is about to run out of her - admittedly boring - marriage is neither punished by fate, nor finds her way back to the straight and narrow. So the viewers at that time were either mildly delighted or incensed, depending on their degree of hedonistic inclinations, and a keen interest in the movie was immediately established. What contributed further to its success, as with other Zarah Leander movies, was her songs, which became instant hits, and which make this film bearable to this day.

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