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Cafe Electric (1927)
"Café Elektric" (original title)

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A dance-hall girl falls for a pickpocket.

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Erni Göttlinger - ein flatterhaftes Mädchen
Fritz Alberti ...
Kommerzialrat Göttlinger Ernis Vater
Anny Coty ...
Göttlingers Freundin
Igo Sym ...
Max Stöger - ein Ingenieur
Vera Salvotti ...
Paula - eine Prostituirete
Nina Vanna ...
Hansi
Wilhelm Völcker ...
Dr. Lehner
Albert Kersten ...
Herr. Zerner
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A dance-hall girl falls for a pickpocket.

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Only one incomplete print of this film exists. The end of the movie is believed to be lost. The existing fragment was restored in 1996 and shown on television. See more »

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Rare Early Marlene Dietrich
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cafe Electric is one of many German silent films Marlene Dietrich played in before her "discovery" by Josef von Sternberg in which she was cast as Lola Lola in the Blue Angel and began her American film career. The early scenes of Berlin in the 1920's are notable for a glimpse of the times and that they were shot on location. The plot is moralistic but not without intrigue. It's also very interesting to see a young Dietrich before the meticulous attention to her glamorous look in American films. I searched for many years to find any copy of Cafe Electric as a die-hard fan who wanted to see everything she was ever in before finding a DVD available from forgottenfilms.net. There are no special features or even scene selection, but the musical score and English titles are very good. Cafe Electric is a must see for those interested in silent films of the '20's and especially Marlene Dietrich fans.


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