Daughter of the Regiment (1953 film)

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Daughter of the Regiment
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Directed by Georg C. Klaren
Produced by J.A. Vesely
Written by Margarete Göbel
Georg C. Klaren
Starring Aglaja Schmid
Robert Lindner
Hermann Erhardt
Music byKarl Pauspertl
Cinematography Willi Sohm
Edited byJosef Juvancic
Distributed byUniversal-Film
Release date
September 1953
Running time
100 minutes
Language German

Daughter of the Regiment (German: Die Regimentstochter) is a 1953 Austrian historical film comedy film directed by Georg C. Klaren and starring Aglaja Schmid, Robert Lindner and Hermann Erhardt. [1] It is based on the storyline of the 1840 opera La fille du regiment by Gaetano Donizetti. The plot had previously been used for a 1929 silent film and a 1933 sound film, and another film version was made 1953 by Géza von Bolváry.

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Georg C. Klaren (1900–1962) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. He worked on a number of screenplays with Herbert Juttke during the silent and early sound eras including Alfred Hitchcock's 1931 film Mary. After the Second World War, Klaren became the head dramaturge at the East German state-owned studio DEFA.

Aglaja Schmid (1926–2003) was an Austrian stage and film actress.


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A Tyrolean rifle regiment adopt a young baby girl they have rescued and she becomes the "Daughter of the Regiment". In 1811, as a full-grown woman she falls in love with one of the new recruits while the regiment battles French forces during the Napoleonic Wars.

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