Victor and Victoria

Victor and Victoria (German: Viktor und Viktoria) is a 1933 German musical comedy film directed by Reinhold Schünzel starring Renate Müller as a woman pretending to be a female impersonator. At the same time, Schünzel shot a French-language version of the film as George and Georgette starring Meg Lemonnier and a French cast.

Viktor und Viktoria
Film poster
Directed byReinhold Schünzel
Produced byAlfred Zeisler
Eduard Kubat
Written byReinhold Schünzel
StarringRenate Müller
Hermann Thimig
Hilde Hildebrand
Anton Walbrook
Music byFranz Doelle
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Distributed byUniversum Film AG
Release date
  • 23 December 1933 (1933-12-23)
Running time
100 minutes

In 1935, Michael Balcon produced an English version titled First a Girl directed by Victor Saville and starring Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale. A West German remake by Karl Anton was released in 1957.

In 1982, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Victor/Victoria, an English-language remake by Blake Edwards. Edwards later based a successful stage musical on the film. Both the film and the musical starred Julie Andrews.



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