The Bartered Bride (Die Verkaufte Braut)
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The Bartered Bride (Die Verkaufte Braut)
Filmed in 1932, Die Verkaufte Braut is Max Ophuls' own unique spin on the Smetana opera The Bartered Bride. The film is a showcase for celebrated Czech opera diva Jarmila Novotna, whose screen appearances were unfortunately few and far between. The original libretto, involving the comic misadventures of two mismatched couples, is given a respectable amount of attention, but the film's biggest selling card is the photographic dexterity of Max Ophuls, who never met a camera crane he didn't like. Since filmed opera was seldom big box-office in 1932, Ophuls concentrates on the farcical… More

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"Lighthearted and enjoyable adaptation of the opera by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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