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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quayle ... Gen. Orlovsky
Anton Walbrook ... Dr. Falke
Dennis Price ... Maj. Frank
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Rosalinda
Michael Redgrave ... Col. Eisenstein
Mel Ferrer ... Capt. Alfred Westerman
Anneliese Rothenberger ... Adele
Oskar Sima ... Frosch
Richard Marner ... Col. Lebotov
Nicholas Bruce Nicholas Bruce ... Hotel receptionist
Arthur Mullard ... Russian guard
Roy Kinnear
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Lady (as Barbara Ash)
Hildy Christian Hildy Christian ... Lady
Caryln Gunn Caryln Gunn ... Lady
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a movie version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr. Falke represented by the three occupying powers. This is not just a movie of a staged production, but a truly filmic version of the operetta. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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She set the whole town talking with her saucy 'GOINGS-ON'... Oh, what a Girl!!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh... Rosalinda!! See more »

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Budget:

GBP212,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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John Schlesinger, better known as a director, can be spotted playing a uniformed soldier in a jeep. See more »

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Version of Läderlappen (1958) See more »

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Music by Frederic Lewis
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We need a restoration, STAT

After years of despairing of ever getting to see this I finally was able to view a bad bootleg copy, and even through the bad picture, faded colors and gnarly soundtrack I could see there was something extraordinary there. Though its leering sexual politics and archaic atmosphere of Viennese schmah date it terribly, leaving this film to rot in obscurity is a crime against Powell and Pressburger's cinematic legacy.

"The Red Shoes" and "Tales of Hoffman" pioneered the daring fusion of high art and popular entertainment that would inspire MGM's great postwar musicals, and "Oh...Rosalinda!" shows how much cross-pollination was going on between Powell in London and Stanley Donen in Hollywood. I can imagine Rouben Mamoulian ordering a screening of this film as part of preproduction for "Silk Stockings."


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