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6 April 1920 (Finland) See more »
Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Max Kronert ... Baron von Chanterelle

Hermann Thimig ... Lancelot
Victor Janson ... Hilarius
Marga Köhler ... Dessen Frau

Ossi Oswalda ... Ossi - His Daughter
Gerhard Ritterband ... Der Lehrling
Jakob Tiedtke ... Der Briar
Josefine Dora ... Lancelot's Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Morgan
Hedy Searle
Arthur Weinschenk

Ernst Lubitsch ... Director in Prologue (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
E.T.A. Hoffmann  story
Hanns Kräly 
Ernst Lubitsch 
A.E. Willner  operetta

Original Music by
Martin Smolka (2009)
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
Kurt Waschneck 
Art Direction by
Kurt Richter 
Costume Design by
Kurt Richter 
Music Department
Frank Strobel .... conductor (2009)

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Also Known As:
"Die Puppe" - Germany (original title)
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48 min | 58 min (2000 restored version) (20 fps) | Belgium:70 min (copy with French titles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma) | Germany:66 min
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delightful, imaginative comedy, 3 July 2014
Author: theosumik from Denmark

This comedy from the hands of Ernst Lubitsch in 1919 is a joyride through a number of imaginative sets and situations. Even though its artificiality if ever apparent, the movie makes it work by playing with the costumes and sets, to create a whimsical world where everything can happen.

Like other Lubitsch films the plot of this is build upon similar themes such as facade and identity. Although not my favourite of Lubitsch's films it hold a place in the top five. This movie is assured to put a smile on your face the whole way through, driven by Lubitsch's at times expressive directing.

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