|Directed by||Erich Engels|
|Written by|| Berthold Ebbecke |
|Based on||...schoß Chiquita?|
by Rolf Dortenwald
|Produced by||Otto Lehmann|
|Starring|| Leny Marenbach |
|Edited by||Alice Ludwig|
|Music by||Werner Eisbrenner|
|Distributed by||Terra Film|
|5 October 1939|
Central Rio (German: Zentrale Rio) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Erich Engels and starring Leny Marenbach, Camilla Horn and Ita Rina.
The film's sets were designed by the art director Willi Herrmann. It was shot at the Terra Studios in Berlin and on location in Hamburg.
A German woman's husband has been missing for years, presumed dead. Then she receives information that is alive and living in Brazil. She resolves to travel to Rio de Janeiro to find out the truth.
Heinrich Wilhelm "Heinz" Rühmann was a German film actor who appeared in over 100 films between 1926 and 1993. He is one of the most famous and popular German actors of the 20th century, and is considered a German film legend. Rühmann is best known for playing the part of a comic ordinary citizen in film comedies such as Three from the Filling Station and The Punch Bowl. During his later years, he was also a respected character actor in films such as The Captain from Köpenick and It Happened in Broad Daylight. His only English-speaking movie was Ship of Fools in 1964.
Tamara Đorđević, known professionally as Ita Rina, was a Slovenian film actress and beauty queen. She was one of the major film stars in Germany and Czechoslovakia in the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Rina retired from her career shortly after her wedding in 1931, when she changed her religion from Roman Catholic to Serbian Orthodox and her name to Tamara Đorđević.
Camilla Horn was a German dancer and a film star of the silent and sound era. She starred in several Hollywood films of the late 1920s and in a few British and Italian productions.
Friedemann Bach is a 1941 German historical drama film directed by Traugott Müller and starring Gustaf Gründgens, Leny Marenbach and Johannes Riemann. The film depicts the life of Johann Sebastian Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. It is based on Albert Emil Brachvogel's novel Friedemann Bach. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is shown as a gifted son trying to escape his father's shadow.
White Slaves is a 1937 German film directed by Karl Anton. It is also known by the longer title Panzerkreuzer Sebastopol: "Weisse Sklaven" and was later re-released as Rote Bestien.
Alarm in Peking is a 1937 German adventure film directed by Herbert Selpin and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Leny Marenbach, and Peter Voß. It is set against the backdrop of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. German filmmakers had frequently used China as a setting since the 1910s, but from 1931 onwards they made a series of films with political overtones.
Five Million Look for an Heir is a 1938 German comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Heinz Rühmann, Leny Marenbach and Vera von Langen. It was based on a novel by Harald Baumgarten.
Leny Marenbach was a German film actress. She was a leading German actress of the Nazi era, appearing in films such as the biopic Friedemann Bach. After the Second World War, she appeared in several DEFA roles.
The Model Husband is a 1937 German comedy film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Heinz Rühmann, Leny Marenbach, and Hans Söhnker. It is based on a 1915 American play Fair and Warmer by Avery Hopwood. The film was screened at the Venice Film Festival where it won an award. In the 1950s it was remade twice: a 1956 West German film The Model Husband and a 1959 Swiss The Model Husband.
Target in the Clouds is a 1939 German drama film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Albert Matterstock, Leny Marenbach and Brigitte Horney. It was based on a novel by Hans Rabl. The film portrays the struggles of the fictional German aviation pioneer Walter von Suhr, an officer in the pre-First World War German army who saw the potential for military aircraft.
If We All Were Angels is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Heinz Rühmann, Leny Marenbach and Elsa Dalands. A respectable member of provincial German society nearly becomes involved in a scandal following a series of misunderstandings. The overall plot was similar to that of The Virtuous Sinner (1931) which Rühmann had also appeared in. Location filming took place around Cologne.
Events in the year 1984 in Germany.
Woman Made to Measure is a 1940 German comedy film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Hans Söhnker, Leny Marenbach and Dorit Kreysler.
Reckless Youth is a 1931 German film directed by Leo Mittler and starring Camilla Horn, Walter Rilla and Alfred Gerasch. It was made by Paramount Pictures at the Joinville Studios in Paris as a remake of the company's American film Manslaughter.
Theatre or The Last Supper is a 1928 German silent film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Marcella Albani, Heinrich George and Jean Bradin.
Marriage in Small Doses is a 1939 German musical comedy film directed by Johannes Meyer and starring Leny Marenbach, Johannes Riemann, and Ralph Arthur Roberts. It was based on a play, which was also turned into a Swedish film Variety Is the Spice of Life the same year.
How Do We Tell Our Children? is a 1949 German comedy film directed by Hans Deppe and starring Leny Marenbach, Mathias Wieman and Hilde Körber. The film was made by the major German studio UFA in 1944, but was not released until several years after the end of the war.
What Does Brigitte Want? is a 1941 German comedy film directed by Paul Martin and starring Leny Marenbach, Albert Matterstock and Fita Benkhoff.
Wild Bird is a 1943 German romance film directed by Johannes Meyer and starring Leny Marenbach, Volker von Collande and Werner Hinz.
The Red Rider is a 1935 German drama film directed by Rolf Randolf and starring Iván Petrovich, Camilla Horn and Friedrich Ulmer. It is based on the 1922 novel of the same title by Franz Xaver Kappus which had previously been made into a 1923 silent film.