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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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Lubitsch At His Finest?
17 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

While this is an excellent comedy, what really shines is its satirical commentary on race and class. Race because of how the Oyster King has black servants, something that was not uncommon at the time (despite slavery officially ending some time earlier). And class because of how extravagant the king lives. Surely he is an exaggeration or caricature -- could anyone be this opulent?

The very idea is interesting because today if you want to attack excess wealth on film, you have to be more subtle about it, more clever. Exactly why I am not sure...


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