German-Speaking Emigrés
in British Cinema

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Title of The Play GAY ROSALINDA
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Premiere 1945
Place of Premiere Palace Theatre, London
Language(s) English
Genre Operetta
Based on/Source  
Producer(s) Bernard Delfont
Director Leontine Sagan
Author Johann Strauss (Reinhardt-Korngold version)
Cast Ruth Naylor, Irene Ambrus, Cyril Ritchard, David Davies, Peter Graves, James Etherington, Bernard Clifton, Jay Laurier
Literature Times, 9 March 1945
Jewish Chronicle, 16 March 1945
Punch, 21 March 1945
Picture Post, 21 April 1945
Jewish Chronicle, 16 August 1946
Special notes Conductor and musical director: Richard Tauber. Original title: "Die Fledermaus". English adaptation by Austin Melford and Rudolf Bernauer, lyrics by Sam Heppner. Tara Barry replaced Ruth Naylor when the production returned in August 1946 at the Princes Theatre.

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