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The Angel with the Trumpet (1948)

Der Engel mit der Posaune (original title)
| Drama, History | 1953 (USA)
A long time-span of Austrian history (from the late 19th century to the years after world war II) is reflected in the ups and downs of a family of piano-makers in Vienna.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Wessely ... Henriette Stein
Helene Thimig ... Gretel Paskiewicz, geb. Alt
Hedwig Bleibtreu ... Sophie Alt
Alma Seidler Alma Seidler ... Pauline Drauffen, geb. Alt
Maria Schell ... Selma Rosner
Adrienne Gessner Adrienne Gessner ... Fürstin Pauline Metternich
Erni Mangold Erni Mangold ... Martha Monica Alt (as Erna Mangold)
Attila Hörbiger ... Franz Alt
Paul Hörbiger ... Otto Eberhard Alt
Hans Holt ... Hans Alt
Oskar Werner ... Hermann Alt
Fred Liewehr Fred Liewehr ... Kronprinz Rudolf
Curd Jürgens ... Graf Leopold Thraun
Anton Edthofer ... Kaiser Franz Josef
Gustav Waldau Gustav Waldau ... Simmerl


A long time-span of Austrian history (from the late 19th century to the years after world war II) is reflected in the ups and downs of a family of piano-makers in Vienna. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There was an alternative version of this film that was seen several times on New York television in the 1950's. It was both in English and had the title Angel with a Trumpet. See more »


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a great austrian saga with historic background
10 July 2001 | by IlsySee all my reviews

This fílm tells the story of an austrian piano-maker family, beginning in the late 19th century and ending after World War II. It shows the fall of the austrian monarchy and the times of the two world wars included in the life of a woman (played by the - i think - greatest austrian actress paula wessely) and her family. I like the film because of the interesting story and because of all the great austrian actors. You really can admire the creme de la creme of austrian film- and theatre stars. For me this film is the last great austrian movie, because afterwards austrian cinema descended to harmless funny and childish comedies or cheap sex pics. It's a pity, because Der Engel mit der Posaune shows, how the austrian film could have been.

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