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Young Girls of Vienna (1949)

Wiener Mädeln (original title)
Carl Michael Ziehrer is a young composer who tries to make his way in a Strauss devoted Vienna. When his first opportunity arrives he is encouraged by Mitzi and two of her sisters. He in ... See full summary »

Director:

Willi Forst
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willi Forst ... Carl Michael Ziehrer
Anton Edthofer ... Hofrat Munk
Judith Holzmeister ... Klara, seine Tochter
Dora Komar ... Mitzi
Vera Schmid Vera Schmid ... Liesl
Hilde Foeda Hilde Foeda ... Gretl, seine Tochter
Hans Moser ... Engelbert
Edmund Schellhammer Edmund Schellhammer ... Johann Strauß
Friedl Haerlin ... Mrs. Strauß
Leopold Hainisch Leopold Hainisch ... Karl Haslinger
Lizzi Holzschuh Lizzi Holzschuh ... Mrs. Haslinger
Hansi Stork Hansi Stork ... Fürstin Pauline Metternich
Curd Jürgens ... Graf Lechenberg
Ferdinand Mayerhofer Ferdinand Mayerhofer ... Ziehrer sen.
Fred Liewehr Fred Liewehr ... John Cross
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Carl Michael Ziehrer is a young composer who tries to make his way in a Strauss devoted Vienna. When his first opportunity arrives he is encouraged by Mitzi and two of her sisters. He in turn presents them with a waltz, "Wiener Mädeln" (Viennese girls). Then he meets Klara, the eldest sister, and the waltz's lyrics are born. But Klara has other interests. Colourful Austrian operette with Ziehrer waltzes and marches. Written by BSK

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Girls of Vienna See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm)

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Begun in 1944, not completed until 1949. See more »

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Referenced in Münchhausen: Ein mythos in Agfacolor (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiener Madeln
Music by Carl Michael Zieher
Lyrics by Erich Meder
Sungs by Dora Komar and Peter Baxevanos
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Ziehrer, Strauss and Vienna "Schmaeh"
6 November 1999 | by Lars-65See all my reviews

This film is losely based on the life of Austrian composer Carl Michael Ziehrer. Ziehrer works his way up from being a salesman in his father's hat-shop to being an internationally recognized composer and conductor. Johann Strass, on the height of fame, is Zieher's idol and arch-rival. This film was the first colour production of the WIEN FILM and was shot on location during the time of the worst air raids in 1943/44. The lavish costumes and sets are astonishing and very eye-pleasing. Willy Forst, master of musicals set in old Vienna, directs and plays the title role. He does it with charm, although he really shouldn't sing. The supporing roles are well cast, especially Hans Moser in the role of Ziehrers devoted companion. Watch out for a very young Curt Jurgens in one of his first appearances in movies. This production was one of the last big budget (Filmoperette)-musicals set in 19th century Vienna. Even all this years it is worth watching and makes a good feature for a Saturday matinee. A must for fans of romantic costume dramas.


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