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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 "Viennese fairy tale."

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Cast

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Prince Karl Heinrich
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Kathi
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Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

30 January 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Old Heidelberg  »

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Budget:

$1,205,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was the opening night film for the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theater, 2007. 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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Referenced in The Trouble with Girls (1969) See more »

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Sweet, Sweet Film
8 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a delightful film full of humanistic touches-- from young Prince Karl's playful relationship with his good-natured mentor, Dr. Juttner, his carousing and drinking with the students in Old Heidelberg, to his paddling upon lakes and taking mad carriage rides with the beautiful barmaid, Kathy-- it's all at once side-stitchingly funny, bittersweet, romantic and a nostalgic tribute to youth and young love. The film is made with such a deft touch that, to the end where Prince Karl returns to visit Heidelberg, it never becomes schmaltzy. It is consistently charming and ends on a pitch perfect note. A real crowd pleaser. Highly recommended.


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