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Boccaccio (1936 film)

Boccaccio
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Directed byHerbert Maisch
Written by
  • Emil Burri
  • Walter Forster
Produced byMax Pfeiffer
Starring
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited byCarl Otto Bartning
Music byFranz Doelle
Production
company
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 31 July 1936 (1936-07-31)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

Boccaccio is a 1936 German historical musical film directed by Herbert Maisch and starring Albrecht Schoenhals, Gina Falckenberg, and Willy Fritsch.[1] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Hunte.

Plot

Boccaccio is an operetta that relates how Nazis conceived the Italian Renaissance. The Ferrara's residents are carried up in a tide of emotion and physical passion. Before long, the town is in chaos.

Background

The film was produced by Universum-Film AG Berlin under the production management of Max Pfeiffer between mid-February and mid-April 1936 in the Ufa studios in Neubabelsberg and premiered on August 11, 1936 in the UFA-Palast (Berlin).[2]

The film music was written by Franz Doelle, the lyrics by Charles Amberg. Individual songs such as "Bella Fiametta", "Alles, alles tu' ich aus Liebe" and "Radiant Sun" were published by Ufaton Verlag, interpreted by Charles Amberg.[3]

Cast

References

  1. ^ O'Brien, p. 47.
  2. ^ Ulrich J. Klaus: Deutsche Tonfilme: Filmlexikon der abendfüllenden deutschen und deutschsprachigen Tonfilme nach ihren deutschen Uraufführungen, Klaus Archiv Berlin 2006, S. 35
  3. ^ Wolfgang Adler: Schlagerchronik von 1892–1959, Bd. 3, Sender Freies Berlin, 1987, ISBN 978-3922564003

Bibliography

  • O'Brien, Mary-Elizabeth (2004). Nazi Cinema as Enchantment: The Politics of Entertainment in the Third Reich. Rochester, NY: Camden House. ISBN 978-1-57113-334-2.
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