Daughter of the Regiment (1933 film)

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Daughter of the Regiment
Directed by Carl Lamac
Produced by Artur Hohenberg
Nikolaus Nowik
Written by Hans H. Zerlett
Starring Anny Ondra
Werner Fuetterer
Adele Sandrock
Music by Jára Benes
Curt Lewinnek
Cinematography Otto Heller
Ernst Mühlrad
Kurt Neubert
Vandor Film
Distributed byKiba Kinobetriebsanstalt (Austria)
Release date
31 March 1933
Language German

Daughter of the Regiment (German: Die Tochter des Regiments) is a 1933 Austrian-German comedy film directed by Carl Lamac and starring Anny Ondra, Werner Fuetterer and Adele Sandrock. [1] It is loosely based on the 1840 opera La fille du regiment by Gaetano Donizetti, with the setting updated from the Napoleonic to the First World War. A separate French-language version was also released, with Ondra reprising her role.

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  1. Waldman p.47