Daughter of the Regiment (1929 film)

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Daughter of the Regiment
Directed by Hans Behrendt
Produced by Victor Skutezky
Written by Hans H. Zerlett
Music by Hansheinrich Dransmann
Cinematography René Guissart
Production
company
Distributed by Wardour Films
Süd-Film
Release date
28 February 1929
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Daughter of the Regiment (German: Die Regimentstochter) is a 1929 British-German silent film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Betty Balfour, Alexander D'Arcy and Kurt Gerron. [1] The plot is loosely based on the 1840 opera composed by Gaetano Donizetti. Subsequent adaptations of the story were made in 1933 and 1953.

Silent film film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation.

Hans Behrendt was a German-Jewish actor, screenwriter and film director.

Betty Balfour British actress

Betty Balfour was an English screen actress, popular during the silent era, and known as the "British Mary Pickford" and "Britain's Queen of Happiness". She was best known to audiences for her Squibs series of films.

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The film's sets were designed by Heinrich Richter.

Cast

Alexander DArcy actor

Alexander D'Arcy was an Egyptian stage, television and film actor with an international film repertoire.

Kurt Gerron German film actor, director and singer

Kurt Gerron was a German Jewish actor and film director.

Julius Falkenstein was a German film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 184 films between 1914 and 1933. Falkenstein was Jewish, but secured a special permit to continue making films following the Nazi rise to power in 1933. He died of natural causes the same year, having made only one further film.

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References

  1. Caughie & Rockett p.26

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