Blossom Time

  • Film
  • Drama
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Where Hitchcock's near contemporary Waltzes from Vienna relied on poorly worked-out gimmicks and the rather irrelevant talents of Jessie Matthews, Stein's Berlin/Hollywood apprenticeship enabled him to produce a classic musical biopic. Purists may well sneer at the representation of Franz Schubert as a popular singer/ songwriter, but Tauber's voice is magnificent and his minimally melodramatic acting fits perfectly this Ruritanian world where a fire-eating, snuff-sniffing duchess stands in the path of true love. The story may be flimsy, but the way Stein deftly moves it forward to its wedding-ritual finale is superb.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul L Stein
Screenwriter: Franz Schulz, John Drinkwater, Roger Burford, GJ Clutsam
Cast: Richard Tauber
Jane Baxter
Carl Esmond
Athene Seyler
Paul Graetz
Charles Carson
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Lewis Tudor

Lewis Tudor age 92 was in this film as an extra - one of the children - isn't that great a 92 year old veteran of the war earned pocket money as an extra in these films - he lives next door to me and I would love to take him back to the studios where the films were made as a treat from the days of his youth. How would I find out which studios in London the film Blossom time was made at. He is one of the children in the classroom in the film - him and his cousin were both together - they earned pocket money that way. Any ideas? Many thanks if you reply. Judith Darby

Lewis Tudor

Lewis Tudor age 92 was in this film as an extra - one of the children - isn't that great a 92 year old veteran of the war earned pocket money as an extra in these films - he lives next door to me and I would love to take him back to the studios where the films were made as a treat from the days of his youth. How would I find out which studios in London the film Blossom time was made at. He is one of the children in the classroom in the film - him and his cousin were both together - they earned pocket money that way. Any ideas? Many thanks if you reply. Judith Darby