This saucy Austrian comedy-drama is based on the venerable stage play by Gustav Kadelburg. Helga Martin stars as Hedwig, the rebellious adoptive daughter of the Schimek clan. Hedwig rises to fame in fin-de-siecle Vienna by becoming a cabaret star, gaining notoreity by revealing more of her lovely legs than was acceptable at the time. Her outraged stepfather inaugurates legal action to end Hedwige's stage career, with lively results. Enhancing the charm of Famile Schimek is its utilization of vintage drinking songs and ballads as background music.
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