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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  30 January 1928 (USA)
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Vienese fairy tale."

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Prince Karl Heinrich
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Kathi
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King Karl VII
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Heir Apparent (as Philipe de Lacy)
Edgar Norton ...
Lutz
Bobbie Mack ...
Kellermann (as Bobby Mack)
Edward Connelly ...
Court Marshal
Otis Harlan ...
Old Ruder
Hans Joby ...
Student (as John S. Peters)
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Storyline

Young Prince Karl Heinrich has spent his entire life behind the palace gates protected from the world. He has been raised in a melancholy atmosphere of strict discipline and duty, yet he often looks out at the frolics of youths and maidens who live beyond the walls. When he passes his exams, Karl is sent to Heidelberg to complete his studies. It is a heady new world of brew, song, and comradeship. Karl falls in love with Kathi, a pretty barmaid, and she reciprocates. But can the love survive their disparate backgrounds? Will Karl ever find happiness or will duty deny it to him? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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30 January 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Old Heidelberg  »

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$1,205,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Kathi shows Karl Heinrich the photo of her fiancé, his name is given at the bottom of the picture as "Alois Hubert," a reference to the film's costume designer Ali Hubert. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits spell the name of the heroine (played by Norma Shearer) as "Cathi" yet the name is spelled "Kathi" in the subtitle plates. See more »

Quotes

Kids in the street: [happily, looking at photo of Young Prince Karl in shop window] He's going to be a wonderful king!
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Sexy, sophisticated, even without sound
30 January 2001 | by (Hamden, CT) – See all my reviews

By the time this came out, operetta was in decline, and so were silents. Still this is...well, quite the movie. Lubisch managed to turn what would have otherwise been a fairy tale into a believable drama between a saucy, popular, waitress and a university's "special student", a prince raised with little contact with the outside world (and whose father is paying for him to be kept that way). Sexy details abound: Dad, in this version, apparently owes his son to a similar intregue, Kathi balances her virginal prettiness with knowing gestures (check out how she demonstrates the softness of the bed!) If you think silents are campy, you'll like this one...it camps itself. And you'll love it.


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