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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and every kind of ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quayle ... Gen. Orlovsky
Anton Walbrook ... Dr. Falke
Dennis Price ... Maj. Frank
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Rosalinda
Michael Redgrave ... Col. Eisenstein
Mel Ferrer ... Capt. Alfred Westerman
Anneliese Rothenberger ... Adele
Oskar Sima ... Frosch
Richard Marner ... Col. Lebotov
Nicholas Bruce Nicholas Bruce ... Hotel receptionist
Arthur Mullard Arthur Mullard ... Russian guard
Roy Kinnear
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Lady (as Barbara Ash)
Hildy Christian Hildy Christian ... Lady
Caryln Gunn Caryln Gunn ... Lady
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a movie version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr. Falke represented by the three occupying powers. This is not just a movie of a staged production, but a truly filmic version of the operetta. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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She set the whole town talking with her saucy 'GOINGS-ON'... Oh, what a Girl!!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fledermaus '55 See more »

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Budget:

£212,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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One critic dourly noted that the ballerina Ludmilla Tcherina did rather less dancing in this movie than Sir Michael Redgrave did. See more »

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Version of Die Fledermaus (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Boy, Oh Boy
from "Die Fledermaus"
Music by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
English Lyrics by Dennis Arundell
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Perhaps the worst movie I've ever enjoyed
27 October 2007 | by mountainviewerSee all my reviews

Surreal, not even taking into account the operetta part. Slightly subversive, too. Normally, surreal and subversive are a great mix, but this one just keeps tripping over itself. I kept waiting for it to get off the ground, and in the process sort of enjoyed the weirdness. But it's not a good movie by any measure.

Think Dr. Caligari crossed with the worst Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland musical you've seen (ok, with better music, but is anyone really _that_ into Strauss?). Or maybe The Third Man on a tremendous amount of ecstasy, except that's way too kind.

My wife thinks Mel Ferrer's performance might have been an inspiration for Jim Carrey's acting style. That's the kind of quality to expect.

Have fun!


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