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Title Midnight Revue
Published DEFA Film Library, 1962
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (106 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Famous producer Otto Kruse brags that he will produce a successful, new kind of revue film. When the project is close to failing, he orders his stage manager to “do what it takes.” Soon his young female assistant finds herself holding a dramaturg, composer and set designer hostage in a villa—with orders to keep them there until they create a cheerful revue film. The hostages fear it is impossible to please both the public and the critics. Only a young, brash, unknown musician who has insinuated himself into the group is enthusiastically inspired to create an opulent film revue and impress the young assistant producer. This East German backstage film musical—a colorful spectacle and tour de force of music and dance, is filled with clever references to Hollywood revues. It exemplifies the GDR’s push to create box-office hits and compete with West German productions
Notes Title from title frames
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Performer Christel Bodenstein, Claus Schulz, Fanny Daal, Fred Frohberg, Gerry Wolff, Hans Klering, Helga Brauer, Jochen Thomas, Johannes Arpe, Julia Axen, Manfred Krug, Nicole Félix, Werner Lierck, Willi Schwabe
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1962
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion pictures, German
Foreign films
Motion Pictures
German language
Motion pictures
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Kolditz, Gottfried, film director
Bodenstein, Christel, actor
Schulz, Claus, actor
Daal, Fanny, actor
Frohberg, Fred, actor
Wolff, Gerry, actor
Klering, Hans, actor
Brauer, Helga, actor
Thomas, Jochen, actor
Arpe, Johannes, actor
Axen, Julia, actor
Krug, Manfred, actor
Félix, Nicole, actor
Lierck, Werner, actor
Schwabe, Willi, actor
DEFA Film Library (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.