Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930)

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Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love vor the same girl.


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Complete credited cast:
Willy Helbing
Oskar Karlweis ...
Fritz Kampers ...
Olga Tschechowa ...
Kurt Gerron ...
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kalmus
Gertrud Wolle ...
Felix Bressart ...
Gerichtsvollzieher / Bailiff
Leo Monosson ...
Lewis Ruth Band ...
Comedian Harmonists ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Biberti ...
Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erwin Bootz ...
Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erich A. Collin ...
Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)


Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love vor the same girl.

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Release Date:

20 October 1930 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Three Good Friends  »

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1.20 : 1
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The movie was the first operetta made by German studio UFA. See more »


Referenced in Hotel Lux (2011) See more »


Lieber Herr Gerichtsvollzieher
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Sung by Willy Fritsch, Oskar Karlweis and Heinz Rühmann
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A true entertainer well worth its salt.
6 August 2007 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

This is not a kind of film which your neighborhood Goethe Institut would like to screen for you.The reason is that in the past it was not at all considered an auteur film and as it was more of a song and dance film which according to cultural authorities would not appeal to serious film viewers.However with the passage of time the official status of this film has changed a lot and fortunately it is currently considered as one of the 100 most influential films of the rich history of German cinema.The film is a very nice comic tale of three men in love with a rich girl.This may sound trite but in 1930 when it was made there was hardly any current of such type of films.That is the reason why this film is really unique in the annals of German cinema.A great film to cheer you up when you feel complete lost and return home with a woebegone look on your face.

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