The Blue Fox (1938 film)

The Blue Fox (German: Der Blaufuchs) is a 1938 German comedy film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Zarah Leander, Willy Birgel and Paul Hörbiger.[1] It was based on a play by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Herczeg. It includes the song Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein.

The Blue Fox
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Directed byViktor Tourjansky
Written by
Produced byBruno Duday
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byWalter Fredersdorf
Music byLothar Brühne
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 14 December 1938 (1938-12-14)
Running time
101 minutes

It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam and on location in Budapest. The film's sets were designed by the art director Werner Schlichting.


Tired by her husband's lack of interest in her, due to his obsessive focus on his scientific study of fish, a Budapest woman flirts with the idea of running off with another man.



  1. ^ Reimer & Reimer p. 159


  • Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
  • Reimer, Robert C.; Reimer, Carol J. (2010). The A to Z of German Cinema. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-1-4617-3186-3.

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