Márinka's Dance

operetta

Typology

feature

Czech title

Taneček panny Márinky

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

30.01.1936

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Max Neufeld

Synopsis

The waltz is a novelty and the craze is beginning to spread. The nobility still looks down on it as a contemptible entertainment for commoners. Band leader Josef Langer is having enormous success with his waltzes in Prater park, Vienna. But it's not just the urban middle classes who are addicted to the dance: many high-born ladies also like to whirl the night away, incognito. One such is princess Marie who is irresistibly attracted not only by the waltz but also the waltz master Langer. But Marie is engaged to prince Georg - who does not intend to lose her. After several intrigues Marie stops seeing Langer, but when he plays for Countess Lubovská she again falls under the spell of the music and she dances, causing a scandal. Langer leaves the soirée but learns that Beethoven is residing at that very house and is himself composing a waltz. Langer's art thus at last becomes respectable, and the film's happy ending comes about to the sound of Beethoven's immortal waltz Ich liebe dich.

Note

According to the Catalogue of Full-Length French Films 1929–1939 a Czech version was also made by the same director with the cast Andula Sedláčková, Václav Vydra snr., Karel Jičínský and Růžena Šlemrová.

Cast

Hans Homma

kníže Franz von Hohenau

Anna Kallina

kněžna Agnes, Franzova žena

André Mattoni

princ Georg, syn Franze a Agnes

Maria Balcerkiewicz

hraběnka Lubowska

Irén Ágay

princezna Marie zvaný Marika

Hans Jaray

kapelník Josef Langer

Alexander Fischer-Marich

opisovač not Hofer

Phillis Fehr

Liesl, Hoferova dcera

Camilla Spira

Eugen Neufeld

Sylvia de Bettini

Bohdan Lachman

pán v parku

F. X. Mlejnek

divák na koncertě

Crew and creators

Director

Max Neufeld

Based on

Alfred Grünwald (Hoheit tanzt Walzer – opereta), Julius Brammer (Hoheit tanzt Walzer – opereta)

Screenplay

Max Neufeld

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký, Arthur Berger

Production Manager

Julius Aussenberg

Music

Music Composed by

Leo Ascher

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Ich liebe Dich, Mein Herz

Singer

Irén Ágay (Ich liebe Dich), sbor (Ich liebe Dich), Hans Jaray (Mein Herz)

Production info

Original Title

Taneček panny Márinky

English Title

Márinka's Dance

Working Title

Výsost tančí valčík

Parallel Title

Hoheit tanzt Walzer

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

operetta

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Premiere

30.01.1936

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German