Tales from the Vienna Woods (1934 film)

Tales from the Vienna Woods (German: G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald) is a 1934 Austrian musical film directed by Georg Jacoby and starring Magda Schneider, Wolf Albach-Retty and Leo Slezak.[1] The title refers to the waltz Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss.

Tales from the Vienna Woods
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Directed byGeorg Jacoby
Written byMary Stephans
StarringMagda Schneider
Wolf Albach-Retty
Leo Slezak
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyWerner Brandes
Production
companies
Bosser-Films
Mondial-Film
Distributed byLux-Film Wien
Siegel-Monopolfilm (Germany)
Release date
27 September 1934
Running time
88 minutes
CountryAustria
LanguageGerman

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ReceptionEdit

Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a poor review, complaining primarily about the acting of Magda Schneider. Greene claimed that Slezak's "magnificent buffoonery tries to save the film," but Greene concluded that "Austrian films are born dead: horrible bright fakes from a ruined country, libellous laughter."[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.223
  2. ^ Greene, Graham (14 October 1937). "Big City/Tales from the Vienna Woods/Children at School". Night and Day. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. p. 174. ISBN 0192812866.)

BibliographyEdit

  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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