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Der Fidele Bauer


Der Fidele Bauer is another postwar attempt to recapture the effortless charm of prewar Austrian musical films. Scripted by librettist Viktor Leon, this is the life story of popular 19th-century tunesmith Leo Fall. Paul Hoerbiger stars as the peasant lad who aspires to become a famous composer. Upon reaching the top, Fall turns his back on his humble origins, breaking the hearts of his hard-working parents. But a happy ending is not only expected under these circumstance -- it is compulsory. At the time...more