Retrospective, Denmark 1960, 98 Min., ger. Version
Four unemployed jazz musicians seize the chance of their life by saving the day when opening night celebrations at a night club go wrong. One of them falls in love with a schoolteacher who dreams of fame as a singer … In this, her vibrant film debut, Swedish singer Siw Malmkvist, who had a hit in Germany with “Liebeskummer lohnt sich nicht”, warbles her way around Copenhagen locations, including the floral splendours of the Tivoli Gardens. In 1960, the German movie journal Film-Dienst wrote, “This import from Denmark’s modest film production has the charm of a spring day. What seems, in entire runs of German pop music films, like nothing so much as forced cheerfulness, is conveyed effortlessly in this film as a natural joie de vivre. The brisk plot, acted by sympathetic young actors and singers, is a sweetly naïve bit of fluff. But so much skill and taste, so much technical dexterity has been brought to bear on its making. It is permeated with such a sense of unconstrained youth that the heart swells”.
Director Finn Henriksen
Screenplay Finn Henriksen, Henning Bahs
Producer Erik Ballin
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Cast Siw Malmkvist (Maj), Henning Moritzen (Jan), Mimi Heinrich (Marlene), Ove Sprogøe (Corny), Preben Mahrt (Direktor Steinert)
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