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4 February 1930 (Germany) See more »
Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Erwin Splettstößer ... Himself (taxi driver)
Brigitte Borchert ... Herself (record seller)
Wolfgang von Waltershausen ... Himself (wine seller)
Christl Ehlers ... Herself (an extra in films)
Annie Schreyer ... Herself (model)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Gerron ... Himself

Valeska Gert ... Herself
Heinrich Gretler ... Himself
Ernö Verebes ... Himself

Directed by
Curt Siodmak  (as Kurt Siodmak)
Robert Siodmak 
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Fred Zinnemann 
Rochus Gliese (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Curt Siodmak 
Robert Siodmak  source material
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Billy Wilder 

Produced by
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
Edgar G. Ulmer .... producer
Original Music by
Elena Kaets-Chernin (2000)
Otto Stenzeel 
Cinematography by
Eugen Schüfftan 
Art Direction by
Moritz Seder 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernst Kunstmann .... assistant camera
Moritz Seeler .... lighting technician
Fred Zinnemann .... cinematography assistance
Music Department
Frank Strobel .... conductor (2000)

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Also Known As:
"Menschen am Sonntag" - Germany (original title)
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74 min
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The film was a major hit when it was released in Germany in 1930. Five of the people who worked on the film went on to direct films in Hollywood: Curt Siodmak, his brother Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Die Glückliche Jahre, 23 October 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

In France ,Marcel Carné released his first film ,a short ,at about the same time:it was called "Nogent ou l'Eldorado du Dimanche" and it depicted the Parisians' life ,leaving the city for the banks of the Marne river ,spending a wonderful sunny day,then waiting for the next Sunday...

Carné's work was only a short (15 min) whereas Siodmak/Ulmer's film is about one hour and a quarter long.But the subject is the same.The main difference lies in the fact that,being much longer,the script writers could introduce characters .As an user has already pointed out,its games of love and jealousy in the sun ,the picnic and the pedal boat predate Jean Renoir's "Une Partie de Campagne" by six years.But Maupassant's short story was then and "Menschen am Sonntag" is now.Its documentary side is absorbing and should appeal to historians.

With "Menschen" ,a great director,too often forgotten or overlooked,Siodmak was born.Almost everything the man directed -not only the mind-boggling film noirs of the forties but the French ones ("Mister Flow" "Mollenard" "Pièges" ) and the German ones (this one,"Stürme der Leidenschaft" "Brennendes Geheimnis") as well- demands to be watched.

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