La Habanera (1937)

La Habanera





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The German La Habanera is set in "contemporary" Spain-and never mind that there's no evidence of the then-raging Spanish Civil War. Zarah Leander plays Astree Sternhjelm, a Swedish lass who falls in love with all things Spanish while on vacation in Puerto Rico. She ends up the mistress of charming but caddish aristocrat Don Pedro (Ferdinand Marion), who discards her when she gives birth to his child. Tragedy is averted when Astree finds true and lasting love in the arms of Swedish doctor Sven … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Gerhard Menzel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 30, 2004



as Astree Sternhjelm

as Ana Sternhjelm

as Don Pedro de Avila

as Dr. Sven Nagel

as Dr. Pardway

as Old servant
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Bold turmoil masquerading as studio escapism

Full Review… | February 12, 2010

A soft-sell Nazi-era propaganda film that was used as a vehicle for its Swedish born redheaded star Zarah Leander.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
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well this is the last Sirk movie 2 see clearly not at his peak but shows where some of those sirkian touches come from

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