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Vienna Blood (1942)

Wiener Blut (original title)
Count Wolkersheim attends the 1815 Vienna Congress to negotiate,to the Countess joy. Political concerns and music mix in a waltzing city, their apparently opposite attitudes testing their love. Will she behave or will he learn to waltz?


Willi Forst


Viktor Léon (libretto), Leo Stein (libretto) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willy Fritsch ... Graf Georg Wolkersheim
Maria Holst ... Gräfin Melanie Wolkersheim
Hans Moser ... Knöpfel - Melanie's chamberlain
Theo Lingen ... Jean (Georg's chamberlain)
Dorit Kreysler ... Liesl Stadler (dancer)
Fred Liewehr Fred Liewehr ... Crown-Prince Ludwig von Bayern
Hedwig Bleibtreu ... Fürstin Auersbach - aunt
Klaramaria Skala Klaramaria Skala ... Ulli (a maid) (as Claramaria Skala)
Paul Henckels ... Fürst Ypsheim
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... Metternich
Egon von Jordan ... Daffinger
Fritz Imhoff ... Urwiener
Maria Reining Maria Reining ... Kammersängerin (singing voice)
Lea Piltti Lea Piltti ... Singer (singing voice)
Wilma Tatzel Wilma Tatzel ... Anni (a maid)


Diplomat Count Wolkersheim and his Viennesse wife arrive in Vienna to participate in the 1815 Congress, where the Count's Reuss-Schleiz-Greiz small principality existence is to be decided. That doesn't prevent the Countess (born Comtesse Auersbach) just at their arrival to enjoy a lesson to learn the novel and exciting waltz, in a musical city that tries the dutiful Count's nerves. After a quarrel she leaves, expecting that he will follow her. He is instead pushed by Metternich to learn to waltz, and soon discovers that the Congress is more concerned with amusement than with politics. And thanks to actress Liesl Stadler, he finds he is too. Then the Countess returns, confusion ensues and problems quickly pile up, reaching a peak at the Hofball when the handsome and powerful Prince Ludwig of Bavaria takes an interest in the Comtesse, whom he believes to be the actress. Meanwhile, the Count's and Comtesse's valets join forces to reconcile them. After all, Viennese blood can stand some ... Written by BSK

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Release Date:

2 April 1942 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vienna Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wiener Blut, Walzer und Polka
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Performed by Maria Reining & Lea Pitti, lip syncronized by Maria Holst & Dorit Kreysler
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Charming Little Comedy!
1 June 2002 | by Lars-65See all my reviews

Willi Forst, the master of the Vienna operetta movie genre, created another little gem with this movie. The story is set in the old Vienna of the 1890's, and Hans Moser and Theo Lingen are excellent as the two rival butlers. The strong supporting cast, including Willy Fritsch, Maria Holst and - last but not least - Fritz Imhoff also deliver top notch performances. If you like this kind of movies, and also if you are a fan of Hans Moser and Willy Forst, then I also recommend the movie "Wiener Madeln" (1945).

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