Haghi is a criminal mastermind whose ubiquitous spy operation is always several steps ahead of the police and the government’s secret service. Read More »
Tag Archives: Willy Fritsch
Three Good Friends AKA Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930) Wilhelm Thiele, Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann
Returning home from a holiday, three friends – Willy, Kurt and Hans – learn they are bankrupt. Read More »
The young wife of a rich old husband is prevented of a fling by a gentleman-burglar, who falls in love to her. Read More »
Ich bei Tag und du bei Nacht / I by Day, You by Night (1932) Ludwig Berger, Käthe von Nagy, Willy Fritsch, Amanda Lindner, Comedy, Musical, Romance
A nightclub waiter and a manicurist share the same room, he sleeps there by day and she by night. Read More »
Amphitryon / Happiness from the Clouds (1935) Reinhold Schünzel, Willy Fritsch, Paul Kemp, Käthe Gold, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. Read More »
Wiener Blut / Viennese Spirit (1942) Willi Forst, Willy Fritsch, Maria Holst, Hans Moser, Comedy, Music
Willy Forst of course is famous for looking back on the ‘old Vienna’ in a mixture of nostalgia and gentle irony in his films, but “Wiener Blut” may be the one which most highlights the question of what makes the ‘true’ Viennese style. We get a first answer right at the beginning, when Forst himself masqueraded as a medieval alchemist mixes the ingredients for the brew of this film, which are ‘humour’, ‘frivolity’, ‘heart’, ‘history’ and most of all, ‘music’. And the film gets this mixture right.
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Der Kongreß tanzt / Congress Dances (1931) Erik Charell, Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Comedy, History, Musical
Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.
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