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
Production
company
Ondra-Lamac-Film
Vandor Film
Distributed byKiba Kinobetriebsanstalt (Austria)
Release date
31 March 1933
CountryAustria
Germany
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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Synopsis

A baby girl is found and rescued by a Scottish regiment during the First World War and adopted as the regiment's daughter. Many years later she is a grown-up when the Highlanders are sent on a special mission to the mountains of Bavaria to crack down on whiskey smugglers.

Scottish regiment

A Scottish regiment is any regiment that at some time in its history has or had a name that referred to Scotland or some part, thereof, and adopted items of Scottish dress. These regiments were and are usually a product of the British Empire, either directly serving the United Kingdom, serving as colonial troops, or later as part of Commonwealth country military establishments. Their "Scottishness" is no longer necessarily due to recruitment in Scotland nor any proportion of members of Scottish ancestry. Traditionally, Scottish regiments cultivate a reputation of exceptional fierceness in combat and are often given romantic portrayals in popular media. Within Scotland, itself, regiments of the Scottish Lowlands did not adopt as distinctively "Scottish" uniforms until the late Victorian Era and even then the kilt, that most distinctive aspect of the Highland soldier, was not adopted wholesale.

Scottish Highlands Place

The Highlands is a historic region of Scotland. Culturally, the Highlands and the Lowlands diverged from the later Middle Ages into the modern period, when Lowland Scots replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands. The term is also used for the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, although the exact boundaries are not clearly defined, particularly to the east. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. The Scottish Gaelic name of A' Ghàidhealtachd literally means "the place of the Gaels" and traditionally, from a Gaelic-speaking point of view, includes both the Western Isles and the Highlands.

Bavaria State in Germany

Bavaria, officially the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres, Bavaria is the largest German state by land area comprising roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 13 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state after North Rhine-Westphalia. Bavaria's main cities are Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg.

Cast

Adele Sandrock German actress

Adele Sandrock was a German-Dutch actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German movie stars.

Otto Wallburg German film actor

Otto Wallburg was a German actor and Kabarett performer. He was a prolific film actor during the late silent and early sound era.

Albert Heine German actor

Albert Heine was a German-Jewish stage and film actor. He also directed two silent films. He was the director of the Burgtheater in Vienna between 1918 and 1921.

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References

  1. Waldman p.47

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