The Postman from Longjumeau

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The Postman from Longjumeau
Directed by Carl Lamac
Produced by Moritz Grünstein
Ernst Schmid-Arens
Written by Julia Serda
Karl Peter Gillmann
Charles Amberg
Starring Carl Esmond
Rose Stradner
Alfred Neugebauer
Thekla Ahrens
Music by Anton Profes
Cinematography Eduard Hoesch
Edited by Else Baum
Erwin Dressler
Production
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Distributed by Hammer-Tonfilm
Release date
14 January 1936
Running time
95 minutes
Country Austria
Switzerland
Language German

The Postman from Longjumeau (German: Der Postillon von Lonjumeau) is a 1936 Austrian-Swiss musical comedy film directed by Carl Lamac and starring Carl Esmond, Rose Stradner and Alfred Neugebauer. The film is known by several alternative titles including Der König lächelt - Paris lacht (The King Smiles - Paris Laughs). It is loosely based on the 1836 opera Le postillon de Lonjumeau by Adolphe Adam. In Eighteenth Century France a Postilion from Longjumeau is summoned by Madame de Pompadour to sing in her opera company, forcing him to be separated from his wife.

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