• Short Summary

    Documentary showing the sights of Mozart's birthplace: Salzburg.

  • Description

    "Written and produced by Lady Dunn. Photography by S. Ziegler and S.A. Moy. Musical score adapted from works of W.A. Mozart."

    Lady Dunn, a very well spoken woman narrates the documentary and is seen at the very beginning.

    Salzburg, Austria. Travelogue style sequence showing landmarks of the city. Lady Dunn tells us that we will be following Mozart's footsteps and meet him in spirit at every turn. Local people in traditional dress are seen, street scenes, markets, etc.

    Mozart's birthplace is featured - we are given a little tour of his house as Lady Dunn speaks of Mozart's childhood. We see portraits of Mozart and his family on the walls of the house. More travelogue style footage of fountains, Cathedral, man playing Cathedral organ (as Mozart's father had done), statues, squares, St Peter's cemetery, country house of the Archbishops, ornamental gardens, St Peter's Kellar (?), wine is drunk, toasts are made. Mirabelle Garden, the little garden house in which Mozart wrote his last opera has been brought from Vienna to Salzburg, we see the house, Mozart's grave, statue of Mozart, music academy, stage settings for Mozart operas, Salzburg Marionette Theatre put on a performance of one of Mozart's operas. People gather to rehearse for the Festival performances of Mozart's work. Austrian and American flags are seen flying. Salzburg at dusk. The End.

    Naturally enough, Mozart compositions are played throughout the film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1955
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:55:00 / 01:55:27:00

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