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Stolen heaven

Author: Adolph ZukorAndrew L StoneEve GreeneFrederick JacksonWilliam C MellorAll authors
Publisher: United States : Paramount Pictures, Inc., ©1938.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"The infamous jewel thief 'Will O'the Wisp, ' works with her partner Carl at a beer garden in Austria under the name of Steffi. They are nearly arrested while they are singing onstage at the beer garden after cleverly robbing a jewelry store during intermission, but escape with their partners Von, Rita and Bako. They split up in the woods after arranging to meet in a nearby town. Carl and Steffi follow the sound of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Crime films and programs
Musicals
Dance
Features
Drama
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adolph Zukor; Andrew L Stone; Eve Greene; Frederick Jackson; William C Mellor; Hans Dreier; Franz Bachelin; Doane Harrison; Gene Merritt; John Cope; A E Freudeman; Le Roy Prinz; Boris Morros; Frank Loesser; Manning Sherwin; Phil Boutelje; Gene Raymond; Olympe Bradna; Glenda Farrell; Lewis Stone; Porter Hall; Douglass Dumbrille; Joseph Sawyer; Esther Dale; Ferdinand Gottschalk; Charles Halton; Bert Roach; Rolfe Sedan; Paramount Pictures, Inc.
OCLC Number: 423375868
Notes: Crime film; musical; feature.
"Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording."
Playing time on release was 85 or 88 min., according to: AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
Copyright: Paramount Pictures, Inc.; 13May38; LP8036.
"Approved, MPPDA, certificate no. 4118. Classified and passed by the National Board of Review."
Credits: Photographed by William C. Mellor; art direction by Hans Dreier and Franz Bachelin; edited by Doane Harrison; sound recording, Gene Merritt and John Cope; interior decorations by A.E. Freudeman. Dances staged by LeRoy Prinz; musical direction, Boris Morros; music from Wagner, Liszt, Grieg, Chopin, Moszkowski, Johan Strauss; Boys in the band, by Frank Loesser and Manning Sherwin; musical advisor, Phil Boutelje.
Performer(s): Cast of characters: Gene Raymond (Carl) and Olympe Bradna (Steffi). With Glenda Farrell (Rita), Lewis Stone (Langauer), Porter Hall (Von), Douglass Dumbrille (Klingmann). Joseph Sawyer (Bako); Esther Dale (Lieschen); Charles Judels (Huberl); Ferdinand Gottschalk (Lubert); Charles Halton (Polesie); Bert Roach (Wenzel); Rolfe Sedan (Gottlieb); Horace Murphy (Burgomaster).
Other Titles: Stolen heaven (Motion picture : 1938)
Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; Adolph Zukor presents ; directed by Andrew L. Stone ; screen play by Eve Greene and Frederick Jackson ; based on a story by Andrew L. Stone.

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"The infamous jewel thief 'Will O'the Wisp, ' works with her partner Carl at a beer garden in Austria under the name of Steffi. They are nearly arrested while they are singing onstage at the beer garden after cleverly robbing a jewelry store during intermission, but escape with their partners Von, Rita and Bako. They split up in the woods after arranging to meet in a nearby town. Carl and Steffi follow the sound of classical piano music to a remote cottage. There they meet elderly Langauer, a famous concert pianist who retired from playing when he began to lose his memory and faltered during performances. Steffi is a great admirer of Langauer, and with her help, he is able to play complete concertos on the piano. Unaware that Steffi and Carl are fugitives, Langauer, who is normally a hermit, graciously accepts them into his home as guests, with the assistance of his maid Lieschen. After the police come and Carl and Steffi successfully avoid recognition, they leave Langauer's home and meet up with their partners, whereupon they decide to return to Langauer, because their way across the border is barred by electrified fences. Von poses as a manager and promises Langauer to help him back onto the concert circuit, but when the news is leaked to the press, the imposters are inundated with reporters and friends of Langauer. One friend, Polesie, becomes suspicious of Von and investigates. Steffi is [heartbroken], however, because she realizes that her cohorts have no intention of going through with the concert plans, and that Langauer will be hurt. The local burgomaster organizes a festival in Langauer's honor, and there the pianist gives his premiere performance. Von, Bako and Rita escape during the rush of the crowd and the festivities, but Steffi stays behind, insisting that she help Langauer through the performance. Carl also stays behind, and when Steffi is arrested and Langauer falters, Carl accompanies him on the violin to lead him back to the music score. Carl then gives himself up, and the town officials hint they may go easier on Carl and Steffi because of their self-sacrifice. His confidence restored, Langauer successfully completes his concert"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940.

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