Congress Dances

Directed by Erik Charell
Year: 1932
Language: German with English Subtitles

Made contemporaneously with the storybook operettas of Ernst Lubitsch (The Smiling Lieutenant) and Rouben Mamoulian (Love Me Tonight), Congress Dances shares a similar blend of risqué comedy, playful camerawork, inventive sound, and of course, romantic ballads. The luminous Lilian Harvey stars as a shopkeeper who promotes her wares by ambushing world leaders with floral bouquets. When she performs this stunt just before a gathering of world leaders in Vienna, she is thrust into the political and romantic entanglements of the crowned heads of Europe.

Lilian Harvey
Willy Fritsch
Otto Wallburg
Conrad Veidt

Directed by Erik Charell