Scandal in Budapest

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Scandal in Budapest
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German Skandal in Budapest
Directed by Steve Sekely
Géza von Bolváry
Written by
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Cinematography István Eiben
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Distributed byDeutsche Universal-Film
Release date
  • 3 November 1933 (1933-11-03)
Running time
83 minutes

Scandal in Budapest (German : Skandal in Budapest) is a 1933 German-Hungarian comedy film, filmed in Hungary in the German language and directed by Géza von Bolváry and Istvan Szekely and starring Franciska Gaal, Werner Pledath, and Lotte Spira. [1] It was made at Budapest's Hunnia Studios by the European subsidiary of Universal Pictures, headed by Joe Pasternak, which had recently left Germany in the face of Hitler's "de-Judification" of that country. A separate Hungarian-language version was also made, with a different cast, titled Pesti Szerelem (or Romance in Budapest). Both versions were released in the United States by Arthur Mayer's DuWorld Pictures Inc.


The film was subsequently remade in Hollywood as Top Hat , starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. [1]


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