Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. ... See full summary »

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Käthe Gold ...
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Andria
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Jupiters Gemahlin Juno
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1. Freundin Alkmenes
Vilma Bekendorf ...
2. Freundin Alkmenes
Annie Ann ...
3. Freundin Alkmenes
Hilde Boenisch ...
4. Freundin Alkmenes
Ewald Wenck ...
Dr. Äskulap
Aribert Wäscher ...
Thebener Kriegsminister
Ellen-Ruth Knapp-Güttingen ...
1. Thebener Ehefrau (as Ellen Ruth Güttingen)
Annemarie Korff ...
2. Thebener Ehefrau
Liesl Otto ...
3. Thebener Ehefrau
Annemarie Schwindt ...
4. Thebener Ehefrau
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Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. Failing in this, he disguises himself as Amphitryon (Alkemene's husband) and tries again. Next morning Amphitryon and his men come back from war; he suspects adultery and wants a divorce. Jupiter's wive Juno now also comes to earth and clears things up. Written by jan onderwater <jan.onderwater@wxs.nl>

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18 July 1935 (Germany)  »

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Amphitryon - Happiness from the Clouds  »

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Alternate-language version of Les dieux s'amusent (1935) See more »

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Ich muß mal wieder was erleben
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Music by Franz Doelle
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Delightful!
16 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can order a subtitled, high quality DVD with no extras from a site specializing in old foreign films: germanwarfilms.com. I've watched this charming film twice and it gets better with each viewing. Production values and performances are first rate. The special effects rival Hollywood's best. Much of the dialog is in rhyming couplets giving the film an almost musical quality before building up to the final musical number that's almost a parody of a crowd scene from 'Triumph of the Will.' In fact this film is equal to any Hollywood musical of that era.

Not all Germam films of this era were propaganda pieces. However the plot cuts both ways. At one point it stresses National Socialist views of wives subordinate to their husbands while it pokes fun of militaristic pomp & ceremony.


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