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  • This film is losely based on the life of Austrian composer Carl Michael Ziehrer. Ziehrer works his way up from being a salesman in his father's hat-shop to being an internationally recognized composer and conductor. Johann Strass, on the height of fame, is Zieher's idol and arch-rival. This film was the first colour production of the WIEN FILM and was shot on location during the time of the worst air raids in 1943/44. The lavish costumes and sets are astonishing and very eye-pleasing. Willy Forst, master of musicals set in old Vienna, directs and plays the title role. He does it with charm, although he really shouldn't sing. The supporing roles are well cast, especially Hans Moser in the role of Ziehrers devoted companion. Watch out for a very young Curt Jurgens in one of his first appearances in movies. This production was one of the last big budget (Filmoperette)-musicals set in 19th century Vienna. Even all this years it is worth watching and makes a good feature for a Saturday matinee. A must for fans of romantic costume dramas.
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    This movie started in 43 to 44,but, was not release until after the war . It was produced by Wili Forst It's a re appearance for some of the actors, that were in the 1942 Vienna's Blood,to show up again. Hans Moser,Fred Liewehr, as guest,Hedwig Bleibtreu as guest. It was Wili Forst first production in color. He and Hans Moser and Dora Komar First appearance in a color production. Vienna Girls refers to the song and music of Viennese Composer of the near late 1800, "Carl Michael Ziehrer". Who's being a fan of Johannes Strauss Jr, almost ruined his career. A young and very lean Kurd Jergens, before he became international film star,shows as Count Lechenburg. Wili Forst works for his fathers hat shop,played by Ferdinand Mayerhofer. Hans Moser plays Carl's friend Engelbert who works at a Music shop. Moser gets Wili an appointment to play Carl's music at the dance hall through Hanses boss. The problem happens , at the dance Hall that wife of ,the the music publisher is having a fight with her friend Mrs. Strauss, played by Friedl Haerlin, over wearing the same Mr. Haslinger tries to calm both women. But Mrs. Strauss pressures her husband to take her home. Haslinger desperate forces Wili to take over ,before his turn, to conduct the orchestra with Strauss's music without rehearsal. He almost messes it up, but His waltz music becomes a hit. But the three women, who cheered for him, disappeared. The next day, as a hat salesman delivery the item,he ends up at the house of the three women, The Munzes, headed by their father Hofrat Munz, played by Anton Edthofe .One of the daughter greets him, Mitzi, and recognizes him. played by Dora Komar who reveals her auburn hair in color. She recognizes him as the conductor the night before and quickly lets him in . Her two other sisters, Liesl, played by Vera Schmid, and Gretl,played by Hilde Foeda. He looks at them and mention the song he just wrote , Vienna Girls. The girls are excited to hear it so they take him to the piano to play the tune. But then the fourth sister shows up Clara, played by Judith Holzmiester the wife of Curd Jergens and was a close friend of the anti Nazi freedom fighters and hid a Jew during the war, comes in and shows up .Wondering what's going on. They explain to and she lets him play the song. The father shows up and Clara has to pretend that he's a music teacher helping her with voice practices. Well as they are going over the song. He starts to fall for her and kisses her. But she rejects it. As he gets up and leaves. Mitzi goes to him to found out what happened. He leaves any way. Mitzi jumps on Clara. She goes to the piano room and notices he had crumbled his song up .She picks it up and straightens it. Later, through inspiration of his friend Englbert. He creates a march and ends up participate being the lead Deutch Miester, of the parade. Later he gets a letter from Mitzi that Clara is willing to be more interested in his songs. Clara tries out his new song as Hans and Dora watch. He become more of a hit. He's invited as well as the sister and their father to the Princes Pauline Metternich,played by Hansi Stork , Reception and party where both Strauss and Carl are going to play his their music and Have Clara make her singing debut. But the princes changes her mind and have Strauss's music played first. Clara is disappointed ,but, she dances with her boy friend ,Count Lechenberg, played by Curd Jergens. But Carl has second thoughts of playing his music's cause he is a fan of Strauss. This angers Clara so she announce her engagement to Count Lechenberg. So he's having problems now His name is taken off being the leader of the military parade. A scene where Komar and Hans is talking about it to a vegetable lady, played by Hedwig Bliebtreu. He's becoming bigger in Europe so he goes outside of Vienna to tour. I think this is right but Clara can't make it to her audition with Agent Tomatoes,played by Fritz Imhoff . So Clara goes to the agent to try to tell him this and she ends up being a star. When Carl comes back from touring he's having a fuss with theatrical director , played by Max Gulstorf, about his opera not starring Clara Muntz instead Marianne Adelman, who's Mitzi . He makes a threat to shut the play down until he discover that it was Mitzi. Now they are working together. They eventually marry. Now they are going to The Exposition in ,Onslow, Where he's going to play his band and Mitzi is going to sing one of his songs. But He meets Clara again and this time she and now her Husband ,who's no longer a count run a café. He decides to let Clara sing the song. This makes Mitzi jealous and she almost leaves until Clara has a talk with her. Now he's having a band war with his band and American visiting band,John cross and his band,played by Fred Liewehr. If this was shot before the war was over ,this explains why all the American patriotic march songs where alternated. The star spangled banner would of been too of risk under Nazi dictatorship, to be played straight. Both fight each other with American and Viennese music. Until a surprise both, sister Clara and Mitzi show up singing Wiener Madls together. The print chemically and digitally restored .Although some parts of the color missing. When the scene ends all of a sudden it turns black and white, but only a few second until the next scene comes in. But this isn't totally through the film. Available at www.Reichskino.com 09/18/11
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    SPOILERS: The musician and composer Carl Michael Ziehrer, who by day works in his father's hat shop, gets the opportunity to conduct one of his works in the Diana- Saelen in Vienna. The young siblings Munk and Mizzi make sure there's loud applause. The next evening, he composes the waltz "Wiener Maedeln" and dedicates the work to the ladies. By chance, Ziehrer delivers a hat to Munk's house and meets the oldest sister Klara there for the first time. Ziehrer immediately falls in love with her, but is rejected. At a ball, Ziehrer is supposed to introduce one of his compositions, supported by Klara's singing. Klara shortly announces thereafter that she is engaged to Count Lechenberg.