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Melody of the Heart

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Melody of the Heart
Directed byHanns Schwarz
Written byHans Székely
Produced byErich Pommer
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Distributed byUniversum Film AG
Release date
  • 16 December 1929 (1929-12-16)
Running time
88 minutes

Melody of the Heart (German: Melodie des Herzens) is a 1929 German musical film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Dita Parlo, Willy Fritsch and Gerő Mály.

The film was the first successful sound film produced by the German major studio Universum Film AG (Ufa) and was credited with establishing the popularity of the operetta film. It was shot in Hungary. Initially the film was intended to be silent, but halfway through production its producer Erich Pommer was ordered by his superiors to convert it into a sound film.[1]

Ufa had recently made a deal with the Klangfilm syndicate (consisting of Siemens & Halske, AEG, and Polyphon-Werke AG (who sold Polydor records) to license the Tri-Ergon sound film system, under the name 'Ufa-Klang'.[2][3] A previous attempt in 1925 by Ufa to use an earlier version of the same system, at the time owned by Klangfilm's former competitor, Tobis, had ended in failure.[4][5]

The film premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin on 16 December 1929.[6] It was released in four different languages: German, English, French and Hungarian.[7] Such multiple-language versions, which had been pioneered by British International Pictures, were popular in Europe until dubbing became more widespread.

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See also


  1. ^ Hardt p. 129
  2. ^ Gomery, p. 54
  3. ^ Ford, p. 261
  4. ^ Ford, p. 217
  5. ^ Kreimeier, pp. 102, 178
  6. ^ Hardt p. 238
  7. ^ Rogowski 237


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Ford, Fiona (2011). The film music of Edmund Meisel (1894–1930) (PDF) (PhD thesis). University of Nottingham. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  • Gomery, Douglas (1976). "Tri-Ergon, Tobis-Klangfilm, and the Coming of Sound". Cinema Journal. 16 (1). University of Texas Press, on behalf of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies: 51–61. doi:10.2307/1225449. JSTOR 1225449.
  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Rogowski, Christian. The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany's Filmic Legacy. Camden House, 2010.

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