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10 February 1924 (USA) See more »
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Florence Vidor ... Charlotte Braun

Monte Blue ... Dr. Franz Braun

Marie Prevost ... Mizzi Stock

Creighton Hale ... Dr. Gustav Mueller

Adolphe Menjou ... Prof. Josef Stock

Harry Myers ... Detective

Dale Fuller ... Neurotic Patient

Esther Ralston ... Miss Hofer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan George ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Bern 
Lothar Schmidt  play "Nur ein Traum/Only a Dream"

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger 
Henry Sharp (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Lewis Geib 
Esdras Hartley 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Blanke .... assistant director
James Flood .... assistant director
Art Department
Victor Vance .... art titles
Camera and Electrical Department
F.N. Murphy .... light effects

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85 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Warner Baxter was originally cast in the role of Dr. Braun. After eight days of shooting, director Ernst Lubitsch turned to his assistant Henry Blanke and said: "He looks like a detective." Baxter was replaced by Monte Blue.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On the letter that Dr. Braun writes asking Mizzi to choose another doctor, the printed address on Dr. Braun's stationery misspells Vienna as "Wein"; it is correctly printed as "Wien" as a return address on the envelope of the same letter.See more »


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Sly wit at work, 5 May 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

This was actually Ernst Lubitsch's first film for Warner Brothers, he remade it 8 years later as the sublime One Hour With You for Paramount. It's always been difficult for me to not mentally refer to the latter whenever watching this – because it's a good film in its own right and is better not compared to the technically and technologically improved later musical version.

In Vienna city of dreams the husband of an ever-flirting wife grasps the opportunity to obtain a divorce on the grounds of her infidelity with the husband of her best friend. And the husbands' best friend fancies his wife too. Farcical situations develop, with the prevailing morals and manners always to the fore, but basically everyone gets what they deserve. Lubitsch's elegant production, the lovely décor, lightly salted frivolous story and human acting proved a big hit at the time and dare I say it, could be ultimately just as rewarding to watch as OHWY. It might have been a little better if it had only been 10 minutes shorter – some of the scenes are stultifyingly languorous, but I'm not really complaining.

Although neither version ended satisfactorily, this was still a wonderful piece of film-making, a foretaste of things to come from Lubitsch and above all else, nice entertainment.

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