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My Lady Margarine (1919)
"Die Austernprinzessin" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  26 June 1919 (Germany)
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An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince.

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Complete credited cast:
Victor Janson ...
Mister Quaker, oyster-king of America
Ossi Oswalda ...
Ossi, his daughter
Harry Liedtke ...
Prince Nucki
Julius Falkenstein ...
Josef, a friend of Nucki
Max Kronert ...
Seligsohn the Matchmaker
Curt Bois ...
Conductor (as Kurt Bois)
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Oyster-king Quaker cannot be impressed anymore. He is so rich that he even has a special butler holding his cigar while he is smoking. The only thing Quaker would be impressed by is if his daughter Ossi were to marry a real prince. He makes an offer to the poor prince Nucki, who sends his friend Josef to get a clear idea of the woman. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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delightful comedy and beginning of Lubitsch's real career
9 May 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

When one considers the age of this film and Lubitsch's failure as a dramatic director, especially with his ponderous MADAME DU BARRY (PASSION) that same year, it's both a delight and a relief to experience him finding his comic niche and beginning to blossom with his delightful little "touches." It is crude as were most films of 1919, but it is full of invention, delightful absurdities and nonsense. It all adds up to a frothy comedy that is most enjoyable. The fox trot mania sequence is particularly endearing. Seek this one out.


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