The Bartered Bride (1932 film)

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The Bartered Bride
The Bartered Bride.jpg
Directed by Max Ophüls
Produced by Hermann Rosenfeld (producer)
Ludwig Scheer (producer)
Written by Curt Alexander (writer)
Max Ophüls (writer)
Karel Sabina (libretto)
Starring Jarmila Novotná
Otto Wernicke
Karl Valentin
Music by Theo Mackeben
Cinematography Franz Koch
Reimar Kuntze
Edited by Paul May
Distributed by Bavaria Film
Release date
  • 18 August 1932 (1932-08-18)
Running time
77 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language German

The Bartered Bride (German: Die verkaufte Braut) is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Jarmila Novotná, Otto Wernicke and Karl Valentin. It is based on the comic opera of the same name by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art director Erwin Scharf.


The Bartered Bride is the comic misadventure of two mismatched couples.



  • "Overture"
  • Otto Wernicke, Paul Kemp, Max Nadler and Maria Janowska - "Alles ist so gut wie richtig"
  • "Das ist treue Liebe"
  • Jarmila Novotná and Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender - "Fliesse, Wasser, Fliesse
  • chorus - "Bohemian Folk Dance"
  • Jarmila Novotná - "Jungfrau Maria"
  • Jarmila Novotná and Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender - "Heut Bin Ich Dein, Jetzt Bist Du Mein"
  • Jarmila Novotná - "Wenn Du gehts, Ich Will nicht Klagen"
  • Otto Wernike and Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender - "Ohne Dukaten bist Du verraten"
  • Otto Wernicke, chorus and Jarmila Novotná - "Ruhe, Ruhe nur Geduld"
  • chorus - "Er verkaufte seine Braut"
  • Annemarie Sörensen - "Alles geht am Schuerchen"
  • "Prodaná nevesta" (Written by Bedřich Smetana)

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