Heimlich, Still und Leise (1953)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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The English-language title of this German musical is Secretly, Quietly and Softly. Essentially, this is an "inventory" film, spotlighting the tunes written by popular early 20th-century composer Paul Linke. Providing continuity to the musical highlights is a gossamer-thin plotline concerning an amorous opera diva. When the heroine's servant decides to "tell all" to a gossip magazine, all sorts of embarrassing complications ensue. Greti Schrog and Hans Nielsen are in fine voice as the opera star and her lover, while Theo Lingen makes a superb comic villain as the duplicitous servant.

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diva, gossip, opera, servant, stars [celebrities]