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The Mozart Story Details


In a sense, The Mozart Story can qualify as an international production. The balance of the film was lensed in Austria by director Karl Hartl, with Hans Holt as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the songs sung in German. When the American rights to the film were purchased by Screen Guild, director Frank Wisbar supervised the English dubbing, and even lensed a few new scenes, with Wilton Graff as Mozart's great rival Antonio Salieri (later the "protagonist" of the Oscar-winning ). Also appearing in the newly shot scenes were Carol Forman as Catherine Cavalleria and Anthony Barr as Ruffini. Despite its patchwork construction, The Mozart Story weaves a cogent and credible (if not altogether accurate) version of Mozart's life and work. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Hans Holt
as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rene Deltgen
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Wilton Graff
as Antonio Salieri
Paul Hoerbiger
as Strack, the Emperor's Chamberlain
Annie Rosar
Tony Barr
as Ruffini
Curd Jürgens
as Emperor Joseph II


Frank Wisbar
Hannes Staudinger
Elfi von Dassanowsky
Musical Direction/Supervision