Hungarian Rhapsody (1928 film)

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Hungarian Rhapsody
Hungarian Rhapsody (1928 film).jpg
Directed by Hanns Schwarz
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Joe May
Hans Székely
Starring Lil Dagover
Willy Fritsch
Dita Parlo
Music by William Frederick Peters
Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Edited by Erich Schmidt
Distributed by UFA
Release date
5 November 1928
Running time
97 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Hungarian Rhapsody (German: Ungarische Rhapsodie) is a 1928 German silent drama film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Lil Dagover, Willy Fritsch and Dita Parlo.[1] It depicts the life of an impoverished Hungarian aristocrat.

It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin and on location in Southern Hungary. Premiering at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo, it was one of the most popular German films released that year.[2] In 1929 a soundtrack was added to the film, leading to UFA producer Erich Pommer to describe it as his first "sound film", rather than Melody of the Heart.[3]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut.



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  2. ^ Hardt p.113
  3. ^ Hardt p.113


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.

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