Scandal in Budapest

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 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.

Scandal in Budapest
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Directed by
Written by
Produced byJoe Pasternak
CinematographyIstván Eiben
Music byNicholas Brodszky
Distributed byDeutsche Universal-Film
Release date
  • 3 November 1933 (1933-11-03)
Running time
83 minutes

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



  1. ^ a b Bock & Bergfelder, p. 144.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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