Dr. Kovács István

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Dr. Kovács István
Directed by Viktor Bánky
Written by Sándor Hunyady (novel)
István Fekete
Starring Antal Páger
Erzsi Simor
Júlia Tóth
Margit Ladomerszky
Music by Dezsõ Losonczy
Cinematography Barnabás Hegyi
Edited by László Katonka
Release date
April 1942
Running time
94 minutes
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian

Dr. Kovács István is a 1942 Hungarian drama film directed by Viktor Bánky and starring Antal Páger, Erzsi Simor and Júlia Tóth. When his new wife from a peasant background is not accepted by his colleagues, a University Professor resigns his post and returns home to his rural village. After receiving popular support, he is returned to his position by the Minister of Education. The film was made during the Second World War and reflects the nationalist ideology of the country's government. The film's views show the influence of Hungarian Turanism.[1] The film was popular with audiences on its release, and Bánky released a second nationalist film Changing the Guard the same year.[2]

The production manager was Ernő Gottesmann.[3]

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  1. ^ Cunningham p.58-59
  2. ^ Cunningham p.59
  3. ^ Gottesmann Ernő. Magyar Nemzeti Digitális Archívum és Filmintézet. Accessed 24 August 2015


  • Cunningham, John. Hungarian Cinema: From Coffee House to Multiplex. Wallflower Press, 2004.

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