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Three from the Filling Station (1930)

Die Drei von der Tankstelle (original title)
Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Wilhelm Thiele
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lilian Harvey ... Lilian Cossmann
Willy Fritsch ... Willy Helbing
Oskar Karlweis ... Kurt
Heinz Rühmann ... Hans
Fritz Kampers ... Konsul Cossmann
Olga Tschechowa ... Edith von Turoff
Kurt Gerron ... Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kalmus
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle ... Secretary
Felix Bressart ... Gerichtsvollzieher / Bailiff
Leo Monosson ... Sänger
Lewis Ruth Band Lewis Ruth Band ... Orchester
Comedian Harmonists ... Barkeeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Biberti ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erwin Bootz ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erich A. Collin ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
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Storyline

Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1930 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Good Friends See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Banned by the Nazis in 1937. See more »

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Featured in 100 years of automobile: Man fährt und fährt (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Lieber Herr Gerichtsvollzieher
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Sung by Willy Fritsch, Oskar Karlweis and Heinz Rühmann
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Another Silly Movie With No Purpose
20 September 2015 | by pvtsewSee all my reviews

I'm gonna start off with a little bit of a tangent. The scene where Lilian (Lilian Cossmann) to the gas station and meets the second attendant Kurt (Oskar Karlweis) is quite something. Kurt starts singing about how she's just a woman and needs a man with her. There's all these references to women and driving. On the one hand, he's trying to find an excuse to let him ride with her. On the other hand, it reminds me of this Schwachsinn in Saudi Arabia that denies women the right to drive. Now, Europe is being flooded with Muslim immigrants who apparently can't run their own country to go to a country that was more progressive than much of the Arab world is today about 80 years ago.

And that's what so much of this early German really is - a relic. This is a rather silly, light-hearted comedy perfect for TMC with no moral or ethic implications and little connection to the reality of the day. Yet it is still studied because it was a very financially successful, early talkie.

The dance scenes are fairly entertaining. Whenever the three men are together, it's funny and the lyrics are quite clever. However, such films seem typical of that escapism. It's no shocker that, in a world where people make such fluffy, good-for-nothing films, street battles and concentration camps would be the norm.

So how do I reconcile the progressive situation of Weimar Germany with its predilection to mass murder? Well both the Muslim world and Nazi Germany engaged in it, but at least women could drive in one of them. It's the little things.


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