Op een avond in mei . . .

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Summary

Romantic film about a young heroic tenor.

Peter Gruber, a young tenor from Vienna, gives piano lessons to Daisy, the daughter of a dentist. They fall in love and when Gruber has to perform in Antwerp, Daisy follows him there. She pretends to be an American musician and manages to get a job with Gruber's orchestra. Daisy's worried father sets off in pursuit of his daughter, accompanied by a certain miss Lola. He is soon smitten with Lola who subsequently manages to sort out the misunderstandings that have been piling up.

The lead role in the film is played by Henk (or Heinz) Speyer, director Jaap Speyer's stepson. His mother was the German actress Mia Pankau. During the 1930s and after the war Henk Speyer was a famous light opera singer, both in the Netherlands and Germany.

Information

original title
Op een avond in mei . . .
alternative title
Liefdesidylle
production year
1936
censorship date
15-04-1936
release date
11-12-1936
country
Netherlands
category
Fictional
director
original distributor
producer
production company
production company

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Technical notations

runtime
76 min / Archival print: 66
language
Dutch
original length
2082
censorship length
2082
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
8

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 139


Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D795)

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