La Habanera

La Habanera

Zarah Leander
Director: Detlef Sierck Cast: Zarah Leander
Zarah Leander
, Julia Serda
Julia Serda
, Ferdinand Marian
Ferdinand Marian
Detlef Sierck

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The German La Habanera is set in "contemporary" Spain-and never mind that there's no evidence of the then-raging Spanish Civil War. Zarah Leander plays Astree Sternhjelm, a Swedish lass who falls in love with all things Spanish while on vacation in Puerto Rico. She ends up the mistress of charming but caddish aristocrat Don Pedro (Ferdinand Marion), who discards her when she gives birth to his child. Tragedy is averted when Astree finds true and lasting love in the arms of Swedish doctor Sven Nagel (Karl Martell). La Habanera director Dietflif Sierck later enjoyed a long and fruitful Hollywood career as Douglas Sirk.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2004
UPC: 0738329031527
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 57,618

Special Features

Photo gallery; Excerpts of original German reviews; Douglas Sirk filmography; Booklet essay by film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zarah Leander Astree Sternhjelm
Julia Serda Ana Sternhjelm
Ferdinand Marian Don Pedro de Avila
Edwin Jurgensen Shumann
Karl Martell Dr. Sven Nagel
Paul Bildt Dr. Pardway
Lisa Hellwig Old servant
Werner Finck Actor

Technical Credits
Detlef Sierck Director
Lothar Bruehne Score Composer
Bruno Duday Producer
Gerhard Menzel Screenwriter
Franz Weihmayr Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles
2. La Corrida
3. Abandon Ship
4. The New Mistress
5. Back in Stockholm
6. The Meddlers Arrive
7. A Jealous Master
8. Means of Escape
9. "There Is No Fever!"
10. The Cuckoo Song
11. Outbreak
12. Memories of a Flame
13. A Dinner Engagement
14. La Habanera
15. Arrests
16. A New Day

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