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Hanns Kräly (writer)
Ernst Lubitsch (writer)
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Release Date:
26 June 1919 (Germany) See more »
An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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)
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)
"The Oyster Princess" - International (English title), UK (imdb display title)
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58 min | 58 min (20 fps) | Spain:60 min (DVD edition)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
delightful comedy and beginning of Lubitsch's real career, 9 May 2002
Author: Arne Andersen from Putney, VT

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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