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My Lady Margarine (1919) More at IMDbPro »Die Austernprinzessin (original title)

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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:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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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Hans Junkermann ... (uncredited)
Albert Paulig ... (uncredited)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Austernprinzessin" - Germany (original title)
"The Oyster Princess" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
47 min | 58 min (20 fps) | Spain:60 min (DVD edition)
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Lubitsch At His Finest?, 17 June 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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