Operetta (film)

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Directed by Willi Forst
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography Hans Schneeberger
Edited by Hans Wolff
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Release date
20 December 1940
Running time
100 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Budget2,100,000 RM (equivalent to €8,587,906in 2017)
Box office5,000,000 RM (equivalent to €20,447,395in 2017)

Operetta (German : Operette) is a 1940 German musical film directed by Willi Forst and starring Forst, Maria Holst and Dora Komar. The film was made by Wien-Film, a Vienna-based company set up after Austria had been incorporated into Greater Germany following the 1938 Anschluss. It is the first film in director Willi Forst's "Viennese Trilogy" followed by Vienna Blood (1942) and Viennese Girls (1945). The film portrays the life of Franz Jauner (1832–1900), a leading musical figure in the city. [1] It is both an operetta film and a Wiener Film.



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  1. Hake p. 163