The Flower of Hawaii (1953 film)

The Flower of Hawaii (German: Die Blume von Hawaii) is a 1953 West German musical film directed by Géza von Cziffra and starring Maria Litto, Rudolf Platte and Marina Ried. It uses the music of the operetta The Flower of Hawaii by Paul Abraham, but the story was rewritten. Unlike the 1933 film The Flower of Hawaii, this film is not based on the life of the last Queen of Hawaii Liliuokalani. It is part of the tradition of operetta films.

The Flower of Hawaii
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Directed byGéza von Cziffra
Produced by
Written by
Music by
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byHermann Leitner
Distributed byDeutsche London-Film
Release date
18 December 1953
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Albrecht Becker and Herbert Kirchhoff. It was shot at the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg. Location shooting took place in Cannes and Nice.




  • Traubner, Richard. Operetta: A Theatrical History. Routledge, 2003.

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