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Special Events: Fall 2017
Ciné-Concert: The Student Prince

December 16 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium
Dennis James, organ

Ernst Lubitsch’s beloved silent was inspired by two earlier works: Wilhelm Meyer-Förster’s romantic play Alt Heidelberg (1901) and its musical adaptation, the operetta The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg, which had a New York premiere in 1924. Tracing the most tender of scenarios, the plot revolves around the handsome crown prince Karl Heinrich (Ramón Novarro) who, as a young student at Heidelberg, falls for Käthie (Norma Shearer), the tavern owner’s daughter. (Ernst Lubitsch and John M. Stahl, 1927, 35mm, 106 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

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