They Are Seven Like the Seven Plagues
Heten, mint a gonoszok, Hungarian musical comedy, 1942, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 87'
Directed by Endre Rodriguez
Screenplay by Mária B. Nagy, József Babay
Director of photography: Károly Vass
Music by Mihály Eisemann, Mihály Járay
Cast: Tivadar Bilicsi, Nusi Somogyi, János Sárdy, Manyi Kiss, Ági Mednyánszky, Piri Vaszary, Sándor Horváth
Production: Léna Film
35 mm print
Two bohemian twins, a painter and a composer, live a basically blissful existence while struggling to get by from day to day. The composer sets up a travelling band made up of kidshanging about the neighbourhood. A hotel owner and his daughter take a shine to the outfit and they begin playing in the hotel garden, to great acclaim. The comedy made with the collaboration of numerous brilliant musicians and under the music direction of German Michael Jary is considered to be the first jazz film of Hungarian filmmaking. The 120-member Hungarian Film Orchestra participated in making the sound recordings.