Dancing Vienna

Dancing Vienna (German: Das tanzende Wien) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Lya Mara, Ben Lyon and Alfred Abel. The film's art direction was by Andrej Andrejew, Ferdinand Bellan and Erich Kettelhut. It was one of several prototypes of the Heimatfilm made by Zelnik in the 1920s.[1] The film was intended as a loose sequel to Zelnik's The Blue Danube (1926).

Dancing Vienna
Alfred Abel and Lya Mara in an advertising poster for the film.
Directed byFrederic Zelnik
Produced byFrederic Zelnik
Written byFanny Carlsen
Willy Haas
StarringLya Mara
Ben Lyon
Alfred Abel
Eugen Burg
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyFrederik Fuglsang
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
1 October 1927
German intertitles



  1. Prawer p.208


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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