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Viktor and Viktoria

99 min.
Year of Production:
Renate Müller
Hermann Thimig
Adolf Wohlbrück
Hilde Hildebrand
Production Company:
Universum Film (UFA)
Berlinale Section:

When female impersonator Victor catches cold and loses his voice, the young
Elizabeth stands in for him. The British remake of Viktor und Viktoria is a revue film
with many song-and-dance routines and considerable visual appeal.

BIOGRAFIE Reinhold Schünzel

Born November 7, 1886 in Hamburg, Germany, Reinhold Schünzel appeared first on screen in 1916. Soon after, he diversified into directing. He made his mark with epic historical dramas like Katharina die Große (1920) which were popular enough to allow him to set up his own production company. Signed by MGM after his move to Hollywood, he directed three films among which stand out the glossy operetta Balalaika (1939).Sometime after 1949, he returned to Germany but found work opportunities scarce. Schünzel died in November 1954 of a heart ailment following a visit to the cinema.

FILMOGRAFIE Reinhold Schünzel (selection)

1951 Die Dubarry  1941 New Wine   1939 Balalaika   1939 The Ice Follies of 1939  1937 Land der Liebe   1936 Donogoo Tonka   1934 La jeune fille d'une nuit   1934 Georges et Georgette   1933 Viktor and Viktoria  1932 Le petit écart   1931 Ronny   1927 Der Himmel auf Erden  1925 Die Frau für 24 Stunden   1923 Der Pantoffelheld   1920 Maria Magdalene   1919 Anders als die Anderen 

Reinhold Schünzel

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