OH...ROSALINDA!!, a misfired 1955 British operetta, made its New York debut (in CinemaScope and restored color) in 1995. For all its faults, however, OH ... ROSALINDA!! offers a welcome respite from today's less accomplished art films.
This modern version of Die Fledermaus is set in an unreal, cartoon-colored postWW II Vienna. The frolic begins when Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook), a diplomat, lands in political hot water after he is discovered lying on a sacred Russian statue at the Soviet embassy following a night of revelry in
the Occupied city. Falke plots revenge for his embarrassment on Eisenstein (Michael Redgrave), the French army colonel who had plac...