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Eroica (1949)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewald Balser ... Ludwig van Beethoven
Marianne Schönauer ... Therese von Brunswik
Judith Holzmeister ... Giulietta Guicciardi
Oskar Werner ... Karl
Dagny Servaes ... Karls Mutter
Iván Petrovich ... Fürst Lichnovsky
Ludmilla Hell Ludmilla Hell ... Fürstin Lichnovsky
Auguste Pünkösdy Auguste Pünkösdy ... Beethovens Haushälterin
Alfred Neugebauer ... Domorganist Albrechtsberger
Hans Kraßnitzer Hans Kraßnitzer ... Amenda
Karl Günther Karl Günther ... Landarzt (as Carl Günther)
Gustav Waldau Gustav Waldau ... Landpfarrer
Richard Eybner Richard Eybner ... Schuppanzigh
Erik Frey Erik Frey ... 1. französischer Offizier
Franz Pfaudler Franz Pfaudler ... Theaterdirektor


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Release Date:

27 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eroïca See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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definitive biopic of Beethoven
20 December 2005 | by wedraughonSee all my reviews

This Austrian movie is the biography that Beethoven deserves to have. The recent "Immortal Beloved" was a travesty both of Beethoven himself and of the facts of his life, and a travesty of film-making. Being Austrian and the leading role being performed by one of the most distinguished actors of his day, this movie is also probably closer to what the man Beethoven himself was like. The story is good. The selection of the music was apt, and the performances of the music were stirring.

This movie was shown so many times in this country that the pictures became ratty and the sound track scratchy and irritating. I suppose it is too much to hope that the Austrians who made this film will restore the pictures and have the music re-recorded in 5.1; but that is what this movie merits. And it is what the world deserves to see.

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