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Redakteur Stix
Harald Paulsen ...
Baumeister Stark
Ludwig Stössel ...
Hotelier Brunn
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Helene - Tochter des Bürgermeisters (as Hedy Kiesler)
Margo Lion ...
Viola Volant
Ilse Korseck ...
Mayor's Wife
Liska March ...
Eve Lune
Gaby Karpeles ...
Gehilfin von Eve Lune
Hadrian Maria Netto ...
Friseur Jean
Hertha von Walther ...
Jeans Frau
Franz Weber ...
Schneider Dorn
Maria Karsten ...
Frau Dorn
Fred Doederlein ...
Alexander, Sohn des Bürgermeisters (as Alfred Döderlein)
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Prof. Smith
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In the very oldfashioned town of Ostend suddenly 13 suitcases are delivered to the hotel, with a note, that O.F. will be here soon and needs 6 rooms (the hotel just has five). This event, probably the biggest in 300 years, starts a small wave of modernisation, yet everybody is wondering who O.F. is. Journalist Stix and architect Stark have an idea how to use this event. They proclaim, that O.F. is a former citizen of the town, who became a millionaire abroad. They tell their fellow citizens that the town still needs modernisation, like better hotels, nightclubs, shops, etc. And soon, Ostend is a boomtown, then a capital. The architect, responsible for the new buildings is finaly allowed to marry the mayor's daughter, while Stix marries the cabaret star and the widowed mayor his new secretary. The only problem is, O.F. hasn't shown up, while finance experts from all over the world are trying to solve the depression problem, that is non-existant in Ostend, this soon lets the people ... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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A lively, sophisticated little comedy with music in the style of Rene Clair, featuring a boisterous performance by Peter Lorre as a wiseacre newspaper editor who turns a backwards little town in Germany into a champagne-soaked jazz metropolis via creative misinformation.


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