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A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pola Negri ... Rischka
Victor Janson ... Kommandant der Festung Tossenstein
Paul Heidemann ... Leutnant Alexis

Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Claudius

Hermann Thimig ... Pepo
Edith Meller ... Lilli
Marga Köhler ... Frau des Kommandanten
Paul Graetz ... Zofano
Max Gronert ... Masilio
Erwin Kopp ... Tripo
Paul Biensfeldt ... Dafko

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

Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
Art Direction by
Max Gronert 
Ernst Stern 
Costume Design by
Ernst Stern 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter F. Fichelscher .... assistant director

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Also Known As:
"Die Bergkatze" - Germany (original title)
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79 min (20 fps)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Love Grown Cold, 4 July 2003
Author: boblipton from New York City

One of the better of Lubitsch's rough mountain comedies, with Pola Negri as the wild daughter of the bandit chief (all of the the bandits' possessions are festooned with skulls, to show how dangerous they are) who falls in love with the handsome lieutenant brought in to marry the daughter of the corpulent and ineffectual colonel of the fort. Like his other mountain comedies -- MEYER FROM BERLIN, ROMEO AND JULIET IN THE SNOW and KOHLHEISEL'S DAUGHTER -- it is a very broad comedy, with much falling down in the snow.

In those days, Lubitsch would shoot half a dozen films a year for UFA, and one would always be a mountain comedy shot on site in Bavaria, where he liked to take a working vacation every winter. They were not polished and witty pieces like The Oyster Princess and The Doll, but they were very popular.

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