Premiere (1937 film)
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''Premiere'' is a 1937
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directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring
Zarah Leander Zarah Leander (; 15 March 1907 – 23 June 1981) was a Swedish singer and actress whose greatest success was in Germany between 1936 and 1943, when she was contracted to work for the state-owned Universum Film AG (UFA). This caused her films an ...

Zarah Leander
, Attila Hörbiger, and Karl Martell (actor), Karl Martell. The wealthy backer of a Vienna, Viennese musical revue is murdered on the first night of the show. It was Leander's first German language role after previously appearing in Sweden, Swedish films. On the basis of her performance in the film, Leander was signed by the German Major studio Universum Film AG, UFA after their major rival, Tobis Film, Tobis, had decided she had insufficient star appeal. Her next film ''To New Shores'' established Leander as the leading star in Germany. In 1938 the film was Premiere (1938 film), remade in Britain with many of the original musical numbers re-used.


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* 1937 films 1937 musical films 1937 mystery films Austrian musical films Austrian crime films Austrian films 1930s German-language films Films directed by Géza von Bolváry Films set in a theatre Films set in Vienna Films shot in Vienna Austrian black-and-white films {{musical-film-stub