Das Hofkonzert (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Before he became cult director Douglas Sirk, Detlef Sierck cut his teeth on such lavish European star vehicles as Hofkonzert (Court Concert). Marta Eggerth is cast as Christine, a young singer who aspires to find out who her father was. Her odyssey brings her to the court of a mythical kingdom, where she is romanced by handsome lieutenant Walter (Johannes Heesters). He is warned not to lose his heart to a "commoner," but all turns out all right when King Serenissimus (Otto Tressler) turns out to be Christine's long-lost daddy. Hofkonzert was designed as a comeback for Marta Eggerth, whose star had eclipsed by the mid-1930s.

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aristocracy, espionage, father, forbidden-love, king, love, missing-person, rags-to-riches, romance, royalty, singer, soldier, songwriter, youth