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Land Des Lachelns


The German Land des Lachelns was released abroad as Land of Smiles. Based on an operetta by Franz Lehar, the film serves as a showcase for the splendid vocal talents of Martha Eggerth and Jan Kiepura (whose last movie this was). Eggerth plays a Viennese opera diva who falls in love with a Siamese prince, played by Kiepura. Both are slated for marriages of convenience, but that doesn't stop them from pursuing their romance. The King and I it's not, but it's still enjoyable. Comedy relief is provided by...more