The Angel with the Trumpet (1948 film)

The Angel with the Trumpet (German: Der Engel mit der Posaune) is a 1948 Austrian historical drama film directed by Karl Hartl and starring Paula Wessely, Helene Thimig and Maria Schell.[1] It is based on the novel of the same name by Ernst Lothar. The film was remade in Britain in 1950, under the same title.

The Angel with the Trumpet
Directed byKarl Hartl
Produced byKarl Ehrlich
Written byErnst Lothar (novel)
Karl Hartl
Franz Tassié
StarringPaula Wessely
Helene Thimig
Maria Schell
Music byJosé Padilla
Willy Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyGünther Anders
Edited byJosefine Ramerstorfer
Neue Wiener Filmproduktion
Distributed bySascha-Verleih
Release date
19 August 1948
Running time
138 minutes

It was shot at the Rosenhügel Studios in Vienna. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Otto Niedermoser and Walter Schmiedel.


The head of a Viennese piano manufacturing firm marries the daughter of a Jewish academic. She has loved the Habsburg Crown Prince who can not marry her.[2]



  1. Fritsche p.232
  2. "The Angel with the Trumpet". Film Reference. Retrieved 14 April 2015.


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.
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