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Glückskinder (1936)

Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

Director:

Paul Martin

Writers:

Curt Goetz, Brian Marlow (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilian Harvey ... Ann Garden / Jackson's Niece Molly
Willy Fritsch ... Gil Taylor
Paul Kemp ... Frank Black
Oskar Sima ... Stoddard
Fred Goebel Fred Goebel ... Bill
Erich Kestin Erich Kestin ... Hopkins
Otto Stoeckel Otto Stoeckel ... Chefredakteur Manning / Editor of the Morning Post
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Schnellrichter / Judge
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Ölkönig Jackson / Oil Magnate
Thomas Cziruchin Thomas Cziruchin ... Boxer Brown
Peter Lau Peter Lau ... Diener / Butler
Jac Diehl Jac Diehl ... Kollege bei der Morning Post (as Jack Diehl)
Arno Ebert Arno Ebert ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper
Max Hiller Max Hiller ... Standesbeamter
Fred Köster Fred Köster ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper (as Fred Koester)
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Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Kids See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the film that was previewed for the Nazi's prior to allowing Nation's Pride to be shown at the French Cinema House in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. See more »

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Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lohengrin, Act III: Wedding March
Music by Richard Wagner
Whistled by by Paul Kemp and Oskar Sima
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FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT
5 April 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

The classic German screwball comedy that is a free remake of It Happened One Night. But Paul Martin himself was the first to admit that he never fully captured the right atmosphere. Be that as it may, Glückskinder is first class entertainment, is very well directed and has brilliant and witty dialogue by Curt Goetz. The cinematography is very good and Paul Martin's use of panning and traveling is outstanding. Furthermore there are a couple of nice and silly songs and dances to finish the film off.

As to the cast: Harvey and Fritsch were the dream couple of German 30's cinema (and a good source of income for the UFA) and choosing them as leads was obvious. However, though both are good and charming (as Lilian Harvey always was), neither do not seem totally equiped for the job; here they lack a certain extra to make the viewer completely involved in their relationship. In this they are outdone by Paul Kemp and Oskar Sima, who both had the time of their lives in their parts.

In all literature on this film I never saw mentioned the small part of the judge played by Paul Bildt. Please note this scene: he is brilliant.


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