The Bird Seller (1962 film)

The Bird Seller (German: Der Vogelhändler) is a 1962 West German musical comedy film directed by Géza von Cziffra and starring Cornelia Froboess, Peter Weck and Albert Rueprecht.[1]

The Bird Seller
The Kessler Sisters perform in a scene from the film
Directed byGéza von Cziffra
Produced by
Written by
  • Géza von Cziffra
  • Ludwig Held (libretto)
  • Moritz West (libretto)
Music by
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byWerner Preuss
Divina Film
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 3 August 1962 (1962-08-03)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It is an operetta film, based on the stage work of the same title by Carl Zeller. Several other film adaptations have also been made.

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and at Linderhof Palace in Bavaria. The film's sets were designed by the art director Rolf Zehetbauer.


See also


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 137


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
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