Gently My Songs Entreat
|Gently My Songs Entreat|
|Directed by||Willi Forst|
|Produced by||Gregor Rabinovitch|
|Written by||Walter Reisch
|Music by||Willy Schmidt-Gentner|
|Edited by||Viktor Gertler|
|8 September 1933|
Gently My Songs Entreat (German: Leise flehen meine Lieder) is a 1933 Austrian-German musical film directed by Willi Forst and starring Marta Eggerth, Luise Ullrich and Hans Jaray. Art direction was by Julius von Borsody. The film is a biopic of the composer Franz Schubert (1797–1828). It was Forst's directorial debut. A British version was made called Unfinished Symphony. The German title refers to the first line of the Lied "Ständchen" (Serenade) from Schubert's collection Schwanengesang, "the most famous serenade in the world", which Eggerth performs in the film.
- Marta Eggerth as Countess Eszterhazy
- Luise Ullrich as Emmi Passenter
- Hans Jaray as Franz Schubert
- Hans Moser as pawnbroker Passenter
- Otto Treßler as Count Esterhazy
- Hans Olden as Hüttenbrener
- Raoul Aslan as Salieri
- Blanka Glossy as inn keeper Schuberts
- Anna Kallina as Countess Kinsky
- Paul Wagner as Lieutenant Folliot
- Gucki Wippel as Maria
- Lisl Reisch
- Ernst Arndt
- Karl Forest
- Hake p. 155
- Dassanowsky p. 7
- Leonard, James. Franz Schubert: "Ständchen" ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4 at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
- Dassanowsky, Robert. World Film Locations: Vienna. Intellect Books, 2012.
- Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
- Gently My Songs Entreat at the Internet Movie Database
- on YouTube, Schubert's song, by Marta Eggerth
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