More favourite Anton Walbrook photos, 1/?
this ticks so many boxes
Anton Walbrook on the set of ‘Oh…Rosalinda!!”, 1955.
For any Anton fans who live in and around New York, MOMA’s upcoming Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema has screenings of three (THREE!!!) Anton films set in Vienna: La Ronde, Maskerade and Oh…Rosalinda!!
That sound you hear is us sobbing into our tea because we don’t live in New York.
Maskerade on the big screen! *flails*. OH ROS! OH ROS ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Anyone lucky enough to go, if you survive, let us know what kind of print Oh Ros is, would you? (They’ve borrowed it from the BFI who do tend to have some really shabby prints in their archive).
- ‘I love you’. Ich liebe dich.
22/50: Frank teaches Regine a little English - Regine
This is our favourite panning shot in all of film.
Happy Kissy Gif Day from us at the BLBC
Gardeleutnant Adolf Wohbrück
The year is 1914, and young Adolf is enrolled in the army. He obtains the rank of Lieutenant of the Guard - which sounds like something out of an operetta - but there is nothing dashing about lying in his grey uniform in the mud of northern France. And then the lieutenant and his company, after days of bitter fighting, end up as prisoners of war. Today Adolf doesn’t want to talk about his experiences - except for one thing: in the POW camp they set up a theatre. A genuine actor is so much more valuable when he is a handsome, beardless youngster … for plays without women are rare. And so Lieutenant Wohlbrück plays the female leads in Strindberg’s “The Father” and Schoenherr’s “The Virago”. But he admits that there was one line he just couldn’t bring himself to say to another character, “I want to have a child by you” -!
from an article in Wahre Geschichten, 1935
Undoubtedly the best performance came from Anton Walbrook. Emeric had written the part of Lermontov, the autocratic impresario, with him in mind. He had a repressed, pent-up energy about him that was perfect for the part. Emeric thought that Lermontov was one of the best characters he ever created, but he was too readily accused of basing him on the tyrannical impresario par excellence, Sergei Diaghilev. Emeric denied the charge: ‘There is something of Diaghilev, something of Alex Korda, something of Michael and quite a bit of me’.
Kevin MacDonald: Emeric Pressburger - the Life and Death Of A Screenwriter
FILM Nr.15, 1947, my Scan
Anton and Emeric enjoying a visit from old friend Willi Forst on the set of The Red Shoes. Emeric is perfectly happy to be leant on by casual!Anton.
#least casual mandress ever
Yeah but he more than makes up for it with the uggs.