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Girls of Vienna

 
Title: Girls of Vienna
Original title: Wiener Maedeln
Format: two hours
Starring: Willi Forst
Anton Edthofer
Judith Holzmeister
Dora Komar
Vera Schmid
Hilde Foeda
Directed by: Willi Forst
Produced by: Produced by Wien Film and Deutsche Forstfilm

Girls of Vienna

A biographical look at the composer Carl Michael Ziehrer, whose most famous piece was ‘Wiener Maedeln', a walz which was dedicated to the two daughters of Munk, a privy councillor. The younger daughter loves him, but he in turn loves the elder daughter, Klara, who rejects him as she doesn't want to be the wife of a poor artist. Deeply hurt, the young musician dedicates his life to his music and his music alone. After years of scraping by, he fights his way to success and fame. Thanks to his efforts of building bridges between peoples through music, he becomes a sort of inofficial goodwill ambassador for Austria, wherever he and his orchestra strike up their familiar chords. In addition to gaining fame as a musician, in the end, he does win the heart of one of Munk's daughters.