Premiere (1937 film)

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Directed by Géza von Bolváry
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by Hermann Haller
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Distributed by Tobis-Sascha Film
Release date
  • 5 February 1937 (1937-02-05)
Running time
82 minutes
Language German

Premiere is a 1937 Austrian musical crime film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Zarah Leander, Attila Hörbiger, and Karl Martell. The wealthy backer of a Viennese musical revue is murdered on the first night of the show. It was Leander's first German language role after previously appearing in Swedish films. [1] On the basis of her performance in the film, Leander was signed by the German Major studio UFA after their major rival, Tobis, had decided she had insufficient star appeal. [2] Her next film To New Shores established Leander as the leading star in Germany.


In 1938 the film was remade in Britain with many of the original musical numbers re-used.

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  1. Ascheid, p. 157.
  2. Knopp, p. 222.