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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritz Kampers ...
Harry Hardt ...
Der Rittmeister, sein Adjutant
Ida Wüst ...
Ihre Tochter: Laura
Ihre Tochter: Bronislawa
Berthold Ebbecke ...
Ernst Behmer ...
Hans Joachim Schaufuß ...
Der Fähnrich
Wilhelm Bendow ...
Der Friseur
Gerhard Bienert ...
Kinsky, Tierbudenbesitzer
Karl Platen ...
Stefan, Diener der Gräfin
Paul Schwed ...
Ein Korporal
Reinhold Bernt ...
Der Pedell
Oskar Eigner


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Release Date:

27 December 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Beggar Student  »

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Der Bettelstudent
Music by Karl Millöcker
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Gobels exploited the operetta
8 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had assumed that only the military and Jewish themes were the one with the direct to moderate propaganda films of the third Reich. Wrong the escapes films romances,musicals ,dramas,westerns, only one too,autobiography's, melodramas,cartoons,etcetera had their propaganda too but it was mild.I just realize this recently.The beggar student is no different.Carl Millocker operetta was so perfect in it's story that the propaganda ministry didn't need to change it. Gobels exploited it.Poland is in a dictatorship by Kommandant Von Krakau, played by Fritz Kamper. Countess Nowalska, played by Ida Wust,who played Ilsa Werners mother in request, want her daughters Laura,played by Carola Hohn,and Bronislawa,played by Marika Rokk to marry the rich royalties cause they are broke.This was Marika Rokks second film in Germany and she was not the star yet.Meanwhile the students are rebelling against Krakau dictatorship with Simon,played by Johanne Heesters, and his friend Enterich,played by Ernest Behmer,as the students leader.Earlier Ida and Marika and Carolla go to a royal ball in hoping both daughters will find husbands up there.There's a busby Berkeley choreographed style dance in this scene.Well Fritz makes a pass at Laura inciting her to slap him. He puts on an act and laughs at it but he's angry.Well the police catches the two students. Meeting Fritz,he's had a plan for revenge by duping Carola to think he's a wealthy nobleman to only find out after the marriage he's a poor student in return the charges would be dropped. Joahnne agrees cause in this way the students can infiltrate the palace and take over. the next day The countess and the two daughters received gifts which includes food By the phony noble man backed up by Krakua. Carola Hohn has good opera voice. Bronislawa Falls for Jan. The students eventually invade the palace and incite the people to overthrow the dictator But The Komandant reforms and Laura and Bronislawa discovered that their men that they love are students but are still in love with them . Marika does a late 1700 style dance. the propaganda is very noticeable since it didn't have to be changed up.A put down against the wealthy. Poor hard working students.Poland. Women changing their minds about money and marrying for love. The Komandant Freely giving himself up.This is Hitlers desire to invade Poland. Banned by Hollywood, Available at Reichs kino

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