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The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)

An Austrian girl is forced to marry for the sake of the family, rather than for love, which causes her great pain when the man she truly loves commits suicide, rather than see her married ... See full summary »

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Anthony Bushell

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Clemence Dane (english adaptation), Karl Hartl (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Eileen Herlie ... Henrietta Stein
Basil Sydney ... Francis Alt
Norman Wooland Norman Wooland ... Prince Rudolf
Maria Schell ... Anna Linden
Olga Edwardes Olga Edwardes ... Monica Alt
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Otto Alt
John Justin ... Paul Alt
Oskar Werner ... Herman Alt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Anthony Marc Anthony ... Freddie
Dorothy Batley Dorothy Batley ... Pauline Drauffer
Titia Brookes Titia Brookes ... Henrietta Alt II
Anthony Bushell ... Baron Hugo Traun
John Corbett John Corbett ... Francis Altas a child
Campbell Cotts Campbell Cotts ... Gen. Paskiewicz
Brian Crown Brian Crown ... Paul Alt as a child
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An Austrian girl is forced to marry for the sake of the family, rather than for love, which causes her great pain when the man she truly loves commits suicide, rather than see her married to another. Her life takes another turn for the worse when the Nazis rise to power and her Jewish ancestry creates problems. The woman takes steps to do right by herself after vowing to never allow someone else to determine her fate.

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Based on Ernst Lothar's Novel of Vienna in her Golden Age See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel with a Trumpet See more »

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London Film Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Der Engel mit der Posaune (1948) See more »

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Emotionally involving family saga
3 May 2008 | by boudica10See all my reviews

As an adolescent,I first saw this film on our black-and-white TV. I was deeply moved by it then, so much so that over fifty years later I still remember some scenes vividly. First there is the luminous Maria Schell, who dominates the post WWII story. She is a gifted, but impoverished, pianist who marries the scion of the great piano-manufacturing family that is the heart of the story. If I remember correctly, the family is part Jewish and had paid dearly under Nazi persecution. One son in the preceding generation even falls under the spell of the Nazis in the thirties and forties.

The saga begins with the Jewish founder of the firm and his aristocratic. non-Jewish wife. This marriage has its own problems. I will not spoil it by recounting several touching scenes, for the wife is close to the Hapsburg court and gets intimately involved with the decline of that unhappy family. The drama begins slowly, but builds momentum as the family saga continues.

A film worth seeing. It is riveting and encapsulates Austrian history from pre WWI to post WWII. Unfortunately it is not available in any format, anywhere in the English-speaking market. The Ernst Lothar novel is available from used book dealers and (perhaps) in some libraries. Pity!


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