Tag Archives: Heinz Rühmann

The Upright Sinner / Der brave Sünder (1931) Fritz Kortner, Max Pallenberg, Heinz Rühmann, Dolly Haas, Comedy

The Upright Sinner (1931)
Leopold Pichler (Pallenberg) is a very orderly and trustworthy chief cashier who is asked by his boss to get a large sum of money from the bank which the boss urgently needs on a trip to Vienna. Due to some circumstances, getting the money takes a little longer than expected and the director leaves for Vienna without it. But Pichler sees himself as a reliable man, and so he and his assistant Wittek (Rühmann) follow the director to Vienna with the money kept in a bag. In Vienna, the two provincials however are mistaken for guests of the director and spend an evening at a posh night club. But when it transpires that the director actually won’t come to the night club that evening, Pichler and Wittek have to pay the bill with the money from the bank. And their subsequent attempts at reimbursing the money lead to situations of ever-increasing hilariousness…
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Die Drei von der Tankstelle / Three Good Friends (1930) Wilhelm Thiele, Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Die Drei von der Tankstelle AKA Three Good Friends (1930)
Returning home from a holiday, three friends – Willy, Kurt and Hans – learn they are bankrupt. Their fortune has evaporated and their possessions are being seized by the bailiffs. Undeterred, the three friends sell their car and open a petrol station, taking turns to man the petrol pump. Each has, as his first customer, Lilian, a beautiful young woman who easily wins his heart. Lilian, however, realises that she loves only one of them. How can she break the bad news to the other two without ruining their friendship?
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Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war / The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (1937) Karl Hartl, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (1937)
Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Romantic involvement with two young British female travelers ensues, but the plot deepens into the disappearance of rare Mauritius postage stamps which they undertake to recover, in their role as Holmes and Watson.
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