The Court Concert (1948 film)

The Court Concert (German: Das kleine Hofkonzert) is a 1948 German musical comedy film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Elfie Mayerhofer, Hans Nielsen and Erich Ponto.[1] In the United States it was released as Palace Scandal.

The Court Concert
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Directed byPaul Verhoeven
Produced byFritz Klotsch
Written by
Music byWolfgang Zeller
Distributed by
Release date
  • 17 December 1948 (1948-12-17)
Running time
70 minutes

It is based on the 1935 musical comedy The Court Concert (music: Edmund Nick) which Verhoeven had co-written. A previous film version was made in 1936 and directed by Douglas Sirk. The remake was shot using agfacolor. Both productions are in the tradition of operetta films.

It was produced by the major studio Tobis Film during 1944, but was not given a formal release until 1948 in Sweden and then East and West Germany the following year.

The art director Otto Erdmann worked on the film's sets. Location shooting took place in Bavaria.


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  1. ^ Bock and Bergfelder p. 193


  • 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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