Munchhausen and the wager over Tokay (1943)
One of the original references to Tokaji is definitely the bet on Tokay made by the „Lying Baron“ Munchhausen at the Sultan´s court in Constantinople. This sequence shows the „Tokay Bet“ in the German movie „Münchhausen“ with Hans Albers as lead actor, filmed in 1943. Munchhausen explains to the Sultan, that it was actually the Tokaji´s merit, which, in 1683, made the Austrian commander hazard a daredevil excursion against the siege of Turkish troups outside the gates of Vienna, which were beaten then in the Kahlenberg Battle. Munchhausen, being arrested at the Sultan’s Palace, makes a wager for his freedom with the Sultan, wherein his runner must retrieve a Tokay from Vienna within an hour.