Opera Ball (1939 film)

Opera Ball (German: Opernball ) is a 1939 German musical comedy film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Heli Finkenzeller, Fita Benkhoff and Marte Harell.[1] An operetta film, it is based on the 1898 work of the same name composed by Richard Heuberger. In 1956 it was remade as Opera Ball in Austria with some of the same personnel.

Opera Ball
Directed byGéza von Bolváry
Produced byViktor von Struwe
Written byViktor Léon (libretto)
Heinrich von Waldberg (libretto)
Ernst Marischka
StarringHeli Finkenzeller
Fita Benkhoff
Marte Harell
Music byRichard Heuberger (operetta)
Peter Kreuder
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byAlice Ludwig
Distributed byHerzog-Filmverleih
Release date
22 December 1939
Running time
107 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Herlth. Erna Berger provided a singing voice.[2]

Main cast


  1. Waldman p. 284
  2. Opernball (1939), production details, filmportal.de


  • Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. McFarland, 2008.

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