Popular Austrian operetta star Marika Rockk does not disappoint her fans in Das Kind der Donau. Though a bit long in tooth for her role, Rockk is reasonably convincing as Marika, the daughter of Danube boatmaster Christof Josef Egger. While singing to herself one day, Marika is discovered by a journalist Karl Straup who is so entranced by her beauty and talent that he puts up his own money to build an opera company around her. A few minor complications later, Marika and the journalist head for the altar. It was still possible to pull off a hackneyed plot like this one in 1950, especially with the stunning Marika Rockk in the lead.
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