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The Resource La habanera, a UFA film ; screenplay by Gerhard Menzel ; directed by Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck) ; licensed from Transit Films, (videorecording)

La habanera, a UFA film ; screenplay by Gerhard Menzel ; directed by Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck) ; licensed from Transit Films, (videorecording)

Label
La habanera
Title
La habanera
Statement of responsibility
a UFA film ; screenplay by Gerhard Menzel ; directed by Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck) ; licensed from Transit Films
Title variation
Douglas Sirk's la habanera
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile and eminence, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila. But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly
Cataloging source
CUS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Franz Weihmayr ; music, Lothar Brühne
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
German with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Zarah Leander, Karl Martell, Ferdinand Marian
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1987
  • b. 1894
  • 1907-
  • 1903-1969
  • 1900-1958
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Menzel, Gerhard
  • Leander, Zarah
  • Martell, Karl
  • Marian, Ferdinand
  • Weihmayr, Franz
  • Brühne, Lothar
  • UFA (Firm)
  • Kino International Corporation
  • Transit Films
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Husband and wife
  • Epidemics
  • Feature films
  • Foreign films
  • Musical films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
La habanera, a UFA film ; screenplay by Gerhard Menzel ; directed by Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck) ; licensed from Transit Films, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1); NTSC
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937
  • "Due to the condition of the surviving film elements, there is some pronounced grain and shakiness in the picture quality of this release"--Container
  • Special features: photo gallery; excerpts of original German reviews; Douglas Sirk filmography; liner notes featuring essay by film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak
Accompanying material
leaflet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm54986248
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031527
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K315
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-7272
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La habanera, a UFA film ; screenplay by Gerhard Menzel ; directed by Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck) ; licensed from Transit Films, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1); NTSC
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937
  • "Due to the condition of the surviving film elements, there is some pronounced grain and shakiness in the picture quality of this release"--Container
  • Special features: photo gallery; excerpts of original German reviews; Douglas Sirk filmography; liner notes featuring essay by film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak
Accompanying material
leaflet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm54986248
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031527
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K315
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-7272
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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