The Congress Dances (1955 film)

The Congress Dances (German: Der Kongreß tanzt) is a 1955 Austrian historical musical film directed by Franz Antel and starring Johanna Matz, Rudolf Prack and Hannelore Bollmann.[1] It is a remake of the 1930 film The Congress Dances, about a romance that takes place during the Congress of Vienna in 1814.

The Congress Dances
Directed byFranz Antel
Produced byErich von Neusser
Written byKurt Nachmann
StarringJohanna Matz
Rudolf Prack
Hannelore Bollmann
Music byWerner R. Heymann
CinematographyGeorg Bruckbauer
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Rudolf Zehetgruber
Cosmos Film
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 19 December 1955 (1955-12-19)
Running time
105 minutes

It was made with the backing of Gloria Film, a leading West German distributor. The film was shot in Eastmancolor, with sets designed by art directors Isabella and Werner Schlichting. It was shot at three studios in Vienna, the Rosenhugel, Sievering and Schönbrunn Studios. Location shooting took place around the city, and in the Wachau. It was the first Austrian film to be made in Cinemascope.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.374


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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