Princess Turandot (film)

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Princess Turandot (German: Prinzessin Turandot) is a 1934 German comedy film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Käthe von Nagy and Willy Fritsch.[1] A separate French-language version, Turandot, Princess of China, was also released.

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Princess Turandot
German film poster
GermanPrinzessin Turandot
Directed byGerhard Lamprecht
Written byThea von Harbou
Produced byGünther Stapenhorst
StarringKäthe von Nagy
Willy Fritsch
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Music byFranz Doelle
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 30 November 1934 (1934-11-30)
Running time
82 minutes

The script, by Thea von Harbou,[2] includes elements of Puccini's opera Turandot and Friedrich Schiller's adaptation of Carlo Gozzi's 1762 play Turandot.[citation needed] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The film sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. The music was by Franz Doelle with song lyrics by Bruno Balz and C. Amberg (including the opening Turandot, bezaubernde Turandot - 'enchanting Turandot'),[3] and the sound engineer was Dr. Fritz Seidel.

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