The Singing City

The Singing City (German: Die singende Stadt) is a 1930 German musical film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Jan Kiepura, Brigitte Helm and Walter Janssen.

The Singing City
Directed byCarmine Gallone
Produced byArnold Pressburger
Bernard Vorhaus
Written byHans Székely
StarringJan Kiepura
Brigitte Helm
Walter Janssen
Music byPaul Abraham
Philip Braham
Ernesto Tagliaferri
CinematographyCurt Courant
Arpad Viragh
Distributed byUFA
Release date
27 October 1930
Running time
98 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Oscar Werndorff.

An English-language version of the film, City of Song, also directed by Gallone and starring Kiepura along with a British cast, was released in 1931.[1]


While holidaying in Naples, a wealthy young Austrian woman discovers the singing talents of her tour guide. He falls in love with her, but once she has taken him to Vienna to launch his career he becomes disillusioned with her lifestyle and circles of friends and returns home to Italy and his original girlfriend.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.243


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

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