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Writers:
Hanns Kräly (writer)
Ernst Lubitsch (writer)
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Release Date:
26 June 1919 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Victor Janson ... Mister Quaker - oyster-king of America

Ossi Oswalda ... Oss - Quaker's daughter

Harry Liedtke ... Prince Nucki
Julius Falkenstein ... Josef - a friend of Nucki
Max Kronert ... Seligsohn - the Matchmaker

Curt Bois ... Conductor (as Kurt Bois)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Junkermann ... (uncredited)

Albert Paulig ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hanns Kräly  writer
Ernst Lubitsch  writer

Original Music by
William Davies (1992)
 
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
 
Production Design by
Rochus Gliese 
Kurt Richter 
 
Other crew
Kurt Waschneck .... technical director
 

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Also Known As:
"Die Austernprinzessin" - Germany (original title)
"My Lady Margarine" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
58 min | 58 min (20 fps) | Spain:60 min (DVD edition)
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Stunning, 9 December 2006

Saw this yesterday at the "Konzerthaus", Vienna, with live music provided by a jazzy Belgian group called "Flat Earth Society". Without a doubt the best movie I've seen in quite a while. Highlights in this quasi-surrealistic romp (running a mere 63') include a meticulously choreographed "foxtrott epidemic" and a mass boxing-match amongst a benevolent society of billionaire's daughters. Ossi Oswalda (great name by the way), as the daughter of the titular "Oyster King", somehow manages to be tempestuous, spiteful, spoiled, endearing, lovable and sexy at the same time. A miracle of screen acting and directing. Stemming from 1919, the film reflects the coming of a new age of relative sexual freedom, female self-determination and the resignation of the aristocracy as the determining force of Central European society after the defeat of the World War ("Prinz Nucki", Ossi's intended, has fallen into the squalor of a one-room apartment). Lubitsch, at 27, reaching the pinnacle of his art from which he would not descend for the rest of his unique career.

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