The Singing City

The Singing City
Directed by Carmine Gallone
Produced by Arnold Pressburger
Bernard Vorhaus
Written by Hans Székely
Starring Jan Kiepura
Brigitte Helm
Walter Janssen
Music by Paul Abraham
Philip Braham
Ernesto Tagliaferri
Cinematography Curt Courant
Arpad Viragh
Allianz Tonfilm
Distributed by UFA
Release dates
27 October 1930
Running time
98 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

The Singing City (German:Die singende Stadt) is a 1930 German musical film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Jan Kiepura, Brigitte Helm and Walter Janssen.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Oscar Werndorff.

An English-language version of the film, City of Song, also directed by Gallone and starring Kiepura along with a British cast, was released in 1931.[1]


While holidaying in Naples, a wealthy young Austrian woman discovers the singing talents of her tour guide. He falls in love with her, but once she has taken him to Vienna to launch his career he becomes disillusioned with her lifestyle and circles of friends and returned home to Italy and his original girlfriend.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.243


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