My Wife Loves to Sing
(Meine Frau macht Musik)
GDR, 1958, 85 min, color
In German; no subtitles
Meine Frau macht Musik © DEFA-Stiftung, Eduard Neufeld
|DEFA Studio for Feature Films|
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Gustl Wagner’s beloved wife Gerda, a housewife who was fond of singing, has become a star overnight, idolized and surrounded by admirers. Blinded by jealousy, Gustl sinks first to brooding, then sleeplessness, and finally to alcohol. It takes an embarrassing stage appearance to make Gustl realize that his wife is really only interested in making music and not in any of his supposed competitors.
One of DEFA's earlier music films. The vocals for the main actors are performed by schlager singer Gitta Lund and professional soloist Klaus Groß.