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The Beggar Student (1956)

Der Bettelstudent (original title)

Director:

Werner Jacobs

Writers:

Friedrich Zell (libretto) (as F. Zell), Richard Genée (operetta) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerhard Riedmann Gerhard Riedmann ... Symon Rymanowicz
Waltraut Haas ... Komtesse Laura (as Waltraud Haas)
Elma Karlowa ... Komtesse Bronislawa
Gunther Philipp Gunther Philipp ... Jan Janicki
Gustav Knuth ... Oberst Ollendorf
Fita Benkhoff ... Gräfin Palmatica
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... Enterich
Alice Kessler Alice Kessler ... Mira
Ellen Kessler Ellen Kessler ... Katja
Dick Price Dick Price ... Graf Kaminsky
Willem Holsboer Willem Holsboer
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Major Wangenheim
Joost Siedhoff Joost Siedhoff ... Leutnant Schweinitz
Ulla Torp Ulla Torp
Johannes Buzalski
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Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 December 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beggar Student See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carlton-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Remake of The Beggar Student (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Bettelstudent
(1882)
Music by Karl Millöcker
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nice scenery, missing music
1 February 2003 | by Wolfi-10See all my reviews

This version of Der Bettelstudent was filmed in gorgeous locations - the scenery, the towns and the interiors are engrossing. The actors and acting are generally very good too, Fita Benkhoff is great and the Kessler twins add a lively touch. Only Gunther Philipp is too old for the role of Jan, not only to make a believable student, but even more so as a desirable husband for Komtesse Bronislawa. However, half of Millöcker's music is missing! Many of those beautiful and well-known songs simply do not show up. Some of the key lyrics are used in the dialog, but this just reminds the viewer what is missing. It seems the script writer tried to concentrate on the story line and didn't have the time left for the songs. Since the story lines of operettas are generally nonsense anyway, this was the wrong approach.


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