'They should have been forcibly suppressed,' spluttered one early review of Powell and Pressburger's update of the Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus, set in four-power occupied Vienna; even the title's two exclamation marks betrayed an unseemly excess. The blatant artifice, sugar-candy sets, and preposterous plot, once deplored by the critical establishment, are now cherished by connoisseurs: what better way to pass a disgracefully self-indulgent Sunday afternoon?
Cast and crew
|Director:||Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell|
|Screenwriter:||Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger|