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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ruf der Wildgänse!

In the early stages of her career Marisa Mell had not the luxury to choose the kind of parts in her movies as she wanted them to be. The main target foremost was getting a major speaking role in a movie hoping that it would be a break through success putting her name and face on the map of movie stardom! Hence the parts she played in those early years at the beginning of '60's where very different from one movie to another. So when in 1960 she was offered the part of Judith Gare in the  Austrian production "Ruf der Wildgänse" she grabed it with both hands! Although the movie was an Austrian production, it had all the characteristics of becoming a major international success! Not only was it based on the international bestseller "Wild Geese" by Canadian author Martha Ostenso with two major German speaking stars Ewald Balser as the tyranical father Caleb Gare and Heidemarie Hatheyer as the mother Amelia Gare but it was also entirely filmed on location in Canada which was never before seen for an Austrian production to do that in those years. And of course she would have a major speaking role next to the other two main characters. The movie was quite a success in Europe in 1961 when it was released but it would not yet make the name Marisa Mell a household name! For that she had to wait four more years and move to Italy, but that is another story!

These beautiful and very rarely seen lobby cards where provided by major Marisa Mell fan and collector Gerald S. from Krefeld in Germany. Thanx my friend!

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