Premiere (1937 film)
Premiere is a 1937 Austrian musical crime film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Zarah Leander, Attila Hörbiger and Karl Martell. The wealthy backer of a Viennese musical revue is murdered on the first night of the show. It was Leander's first German language role after previously appearing in Swedish films. On the basis of her performance in the film, Leander was signed by the German Major studio UFA after their major rival, Tobis, had decided she had insufficient star appeal. Her next film To New Shores established Leander as the leading star in Germany.
|Directed by||Géza von Bolváry|
|Music by||Willy Schmidt-Gentner|
|Edited by||Hermann Haller|
|Distributed by||Tobis-Sascha Film|
In 1938 the film was remade in Britain with many of the original musical numbers re-used.
- Zarah Leander as Carmen Daviot
- Attila Hörbiger as Doctor Helder, Polizeikommissar
- Karl Martell as Fred Nissen
- Theo Lingen as Inspizient Dornbusch
- Maria Bard as Lydia Loo
- Karl Günther as Reinhold - Finanzier
- Walter Steinbeck as Director
- Karl Skraup as Requisiteur Lohrmann
- Ferdinand Mayerhofer as Theaterarzt Dr. Seebauer
- Hely Raschka as Polly
- Johanna Terwin as Mrs. Helder
- Richard Eybner as Mucky
- Robert Valberg as Chef der Kriminalpolizei
- Ascheid p. 157
- Knopp p. 222
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- Knopp, Guido (2003). Hitler's Women. Translated by McGeoch, Angus. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-94730-5.