The Postman from Longjumeau

The Postman from Longjumeau (German: Der Postillon von Lonjumeau) is a 1936 Austrian-Swiss musical comedy film directed by Carl Lamac and starring Carl Esmond, Rose Stradner and Alfred Neugebauer. The film is known by several alternative titles including Der König lächelt - Paris lacht (The King Smiles - Paris Laughs). It is loosely based on the 1836 opera Le postillon de Lonjumeau by Adolphe Adam. In Eighteenth Century France a Postilion from Longjumeau is summoned by Madame de Pompadour to sing in her opera company, forcing him to be separated from his wife.

The Postman from Longjumeau
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Directed byCarl Lamac
Produced byMoritz Grünstein
Ernst Schmid-Arens
Written byJulia Serda
Karl Peter Gillmann
Charles Amberg
StarringCarl Esmond
Rose Stradner
Alfred Neugebauer
Thekla Ahrens
Music byAnton Profes
CinematographyEduard Hoesch
Edited byElse Baum
Erwin Dressler
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Distributed byHammer-Tonfilm
Release date
14 January 1936
Running time
95 minutes
CountryAustria
Switzerland
LanguageGerman

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