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The Baroness from the Gas Station (1960)

Baronessen fra benzintanken (original title)
Anne, the secret lovechild of a newly deceased baron is the sole heir to Rosensteen Castle. Her grandmother, the Baroness, who only discovers that she has a grandchild after the death of ... See full synopsis »


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Cast overview:
Maria Garland Maria Garland ... Enkebaronesse Alvilda von Rosensteen
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Anne Tofte / von Rosensten
Dirch Passer ... Hans Høy
Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe ... Lars Tofte
Karin Nellemose ... Baronesse Henriette von Rosensteen / Den Grå Dame
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ... Hushovmester Frederiksen
Emil Hass Christensen Emil Hass Christensen ... Højesteretssagfører Berg (as Hass Christensen)
Henrik Wiehe Henrik Wiehe ... Henning Rabenfeldt
Erni Arneson Erni Arneson ... Clarissa Rabenfeldt
Ulla Lock Ulla Lock ... Tjenestepigen Gerda
Henny Lindorff Buckhøj Henny Lindorff Buckhøj ... Oldfrue Tora (as Henny Lindorff)
Karen Berg Karen Berg ... Privatlærerinde Astrid von Pleum
Lili Heglund Lili Heglund ... Kammerherreinde Heidenfeldt-Oxenholm (as Lily Heglund)
Vivi Svendsen Vivi Svendsen ... Kokkepige
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller Bjørn Puggaard-Müller ... Kammerherre Heidenfeldt-Oxenholm (as Bjørn Puggård Müller)


Anne, the secret lovechild of a newly deceased baron is the sole heir to Rosensteen Castle. Her grandmother, the Baroness, who only discovers that she has a grandchild after the death of her son, finds the young rough-around-the-edges woman at the nearby gas station and begins the process of making an educated woman out of her in order to make her a fitting heiress of the castle and title. The snake in this paradise is the Baroness' distant relative Clarissa who attempts to secure the Castle for her own son Henning by burning Anne's only proof of her identity; her birth certificate. In the meantime, Anne gets engaged to Henning. But Anne, now the centre of family squabbles, soon finds herself in a dilemma of chosing between her new polished life and her uncomplicated past life, and in the end she finds a beautiful solution that combines the best of both worlds.

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Release Date:

5 September 1960 (Denmark) See more »

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The Baroness from the Gas Station See more »

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Saga Studio See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Gitta Nørby is wonderful as a mechanic who turnes into a baroness
8 July 2000 | by viper_dkSee all my reviews

Gitta Nørby and Dirch Passer are just simply great in this movie about a sweet young girl who works as a mechanic when she suddenly finds out she is the heiress to a beautiful estate/castle. The complication which follows when she has to move into the castle and suddenly become a "fin dame" educated woman is extremly funny. Ove sprogø and karl stegger are just great to. The castle's ghost is also very funny and the battle between the Rosenstens and the Ravenfelds are superb. The elderly baroness and the young Gitta Nørby's controversy gives the movie an extra dimension.

The funny scene at dinner: Skal jeg sige det på den måde...Ja gør som jeg siger...meget vel......


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