Oh... Rosalinda!!. Rosalinda (Ludmilla Tcherina)
Oh... Rosalinda!!

Oh... Rosalinda!!

  • 1955 film

Musical comedy and light farce set in occupied 1955 Vienna, based on Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus. Stars Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Dennis Price, Anthony Quayle, Anneliese Rothenberger and more.

Oh... Rosalinda!!. Image shows from L to R: Alfred (U.S.A.F.) (Mel Ferrer), Rosalinda (Ludmilla Tcherina)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1955
Stars
Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Dennis Price, Anthony Quayle, Anneliese Rothenberger, Oskar Sima, Ludmilla Tcherina, Anton Walbrook and more
Writers
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Johann Strauss
Directors
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and John Pellatt
Producers
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Sydney Streeter
Companies

Adapted from the Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat), itself based on a stage farce, this tale of romantic interest and japery takes the action to contemporary occupied Vienna.

Under the four-way control of the British, Americans, French and Soviets, the historic city is a hotbed of intrigue, elegance, decadence and military one-upmanship.

Between the four powers flits Austrian native Dr. Falke, a supplier of fine goods and friend to the upper echelons of all sides. Also a keen practical joker, when he is found asleep in the lap of a revered Soviet statue he is promptly arrested - but those that put him there will certainly and rightly take the blame when his military friends hear of his predicament!

Meanwhile, newly arrived in the city is US Air Force man Alfred, who's surprised and delighted to see a former flame of some 5 years previously, a beauty named Rosalinda, also resident in his hotel. But, he quickly learns, she is now married to a French Colonel - although he is the man about to take the fall for plotting Falke's sleeping position...

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
101 minutes
Distributors

Associated British Pathe

Also known as
  • Oh, Rosalinda!!
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music performed by Wiener Symphoniker, conducted by Alois Melichar.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 10:30am on TPTV
  • Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 2:30pm on TPTV
  • Thursday 9th July 2020 at 11:15am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Associated British Elstree Studios

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