Liebelei is a 1933 German period drama film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Magda Schneider, Wolfgang Liebeneiner, and Luise Ullrich.[2]

Liebelei
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Directed byMax Ophüls
Screenplay by
Story byFelix Salten
Based onLiebelei
by Arthur Schnitzler
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byFriedel Buckow
Music byTheo Mackeben
Production
company
Elite-Tonfilm-Produktion
Distributed by
  • Metropol-Filmverleih
  • General Foreign Sales (US)
Release dates
  • 10 March 1933 (1933-03-10) (Germany)
  • 27 February 1936 (1936-02-27) (US)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

ProductionEdit

The film, based on a play of the same name (Liebelei) by Arthur Schnitzler, describes an ill-fated love affair. A 1927 silent film version was previously produced. A separate French-language version – A Love Story (1934) – was also released, using most of the original cast.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Gabriel Pellon. Location shooting took place in Berlin and Vienna.

PlotEdit

In Vienna during the late Imperial era, a love affair between a young lieutenant and a musician's daughter ends tragically when the lieutenant is killed in a duel, and the girl commits suicide.

CastEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Schneider's daughter, Romy Schneider, played the same role in the 1958 film Christine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liebelei, filmportal.de
  2. ^ White, p. 43.

BibliographyEdit

  • White, Susan M. (1995). The Cinema of Max Ophüls: Magisterial Vision and the Figure of Woman. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-10113-4.

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