Blossom Time (film)
|Directed by||Paul L. Stein|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Heinrich Berté
George H. Clutsam
Alfred Maria Willner (libretto)
Heinz Reichert (libretto)
Rudolf Hans Bartsch (novel Schwammerl)
|Music by||G. H. Clutsam|
|Edited by||Leslie Norman|
Blossom Time is a 1934 British musical drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Richard Tauber, Jane Baxter and Carl Esmond. It was based on the opera Blossom Time by Heinrich Berté. In nineteenth century Vienna, composer Franz Schubert assists a girl whom he is secretly in love with. The film had a London midnight premiere on 10 July 1934, a trade/press showing in Nottingham on 25 July, and opened to the public on 24 August at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, where it ran for seven weeks. The Vienna premiere was at the 'Apollo' on 20 November 1934.
- Richard Tauber ... Franz Schubert
- Jane Baxter ... Vicki Wimpassinger
- Carl Esmond ... Count Rudi Von Hohenberg
- Athene Seyler ... Archduchess Maria Victoria
- Paul Graetz ... Alois Wimpassinger
- Charles Carson ... Lafont
- Marguerite Allan ... Baroness
- Edward Chapman ... Meyerhoffer
- Lester Matthews ... Schwindt
- Gibb McLaughlin ... Bauernfeld
- Ivan Samson ... Hutten Bremmer
- Frederick Lloyd ... Police Captain
- Cecil Ramage ... Vogl
- Bertha Belmore ... Madame
- Hugh Dempster ... Will
- Spencer Trevor ... Colonel
- Bruce Winston ... Fat Man
The movie was voted the best British film of 1934 by the readers of Film Weekly.
During the showing on 7 September 1934, Richard Tauber spoke to the audience at the Regal Cinema in London by shortwave from Vienna, where he was appearing in his own operetta 'The Singing Dream'.
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | BLOSSOM TIME A ROMANCE TO THE MUSIC OF FRANZ SCHUBERT (1934)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1937. p. 8 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- Daniel O'Hara: Richard Tauber Chronology, 2013
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