The Flower of Hawaii (1933 film)

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The Flower of Hawaii
Die Blume von Hawaii.jpg
German film poster
German Die Blume von Hawaii
Directed by Richard Oswald
Screenplay by
Produced byRichard Oswald
CinematographyReimar Kuntze
Edited byFriedel Buckow
Music by Paul Abraham
Rio-Film GmbH
Release date
  • 21 March 1933 (1933-03-21)(Germany)
Running time
86 minutes

The Flower of Hawaii (German : Die Blume von Hawaii) is a 1933 German musical film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Mártha Eggerth and Iván Petrovich. [1] The film was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin with sets designed by the art director Franz Schroedter. Location shooting took place on the French Riviera. It is an adaptation of the operetta The Flower of Hawaii by Paul Abraham. The operetta was later adapted again for a 1953 film. It is based on the life of the last Queen of Hawaii, Liliuokalani.



Susanne Lamond, who earns her living as a simple cigarette saleswoman in a cabaret in Paris, does not know that she is in fact a Hawaiian princess named Laya. The attaché Stone from the United States falls in love with her and follows her when Liberation Movement agents lure her to Hawaii with an alleged offer to perform as an artist. Here, according to the plans of the Hawaiian nationalists, she is to be married to a prince, the pretender to the throne, Lilo Taro.

However, US Governor Harrison has other political plans in mind and plans to marry the prince to his niece Bessy to further support US claims to the Pacific Islands. However, Bessy loves Harrison's secretary, Buffy. When the conspirators kidnap Susanne to the old royal castle, where a big wedding ceremony is to take place, Susanne objects. She has long since fallen in love with the smart American and they both want to get married. She renounces all claims to the throne and titles and follows him. Eventually Bessy and Buffy become a couple too.



  1. Traubner, Richard (2003) [1983]. Operetta: A Theatrical History . Routledge. ASIN   B000Q35ZR4. ISBN   0415966418.


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