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. The title refers to the waltz Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss.
|Tales from the Vienna Woods|
|Directed by||Georg Jacoby|
|Written by||Mary Stephans|
|Starring||Magda Schneider |
|Music by||Willy Schmidt-Gentner|
|Distributed by||Lux-Film Wien |
|27 September 1934|
- Magda Schneider as Milly Scheffers
- Wolf Albach-Retty as Graf Rudi von Waldheim
- Leo Slezak as Alois Jeremias Schopf
- Georg Alexander as Prince Kiriloff
- Truus Van Aalten as Mary Limford
- Oscar Sabo as Pomeisl
- Henry Lorenzen as Bobby Limford
- Lotte Lang
- Herbert Hübner
- Eduard Loibner
- Karl Zeska
- Karl Bachmann
- Karl Kneidinger
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."
- Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.