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A Hopeless Case (1939)

Ein hoffnungsloser Fall (original title)


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Cast overview:
Jenny Jugo ...
Karl Ludwig Diehl ...
Professor Dr. Bruchsal
Hannes Stelzer ...
Hans Faber
Leo Peukert ...
Jennys Vater
Axel von Ambesser ...
Heinz Salfner ...
Theodor Danegger ...
Gotthelf Matthias
Josefine Dora ...
Emma Matthias
Hans Richter ...
Erik Ode ...
Julia Serda
Frida Richard
Gustav Waldau
Werner Pledath


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Release Date:

17 September 1939 (USA)  »

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A Hopeless Case  »

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1.37 : 1
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In March 1939, Adolf Hitler asked Emil Hacha, President of Czechoslovakia (30 November 1938 - 13 May 1945), to Berlin for talks. Before a night meeting with Hitler and Hermann Goering on 14 March 1939, Hacha was humiliated by being kept waiting. Hitler was watching "Ein Hoffnungsloser Fall" (reported in "The Nazis: A Warning from History" (1997)). During the actual meeting, Hacha was threatened with aerial bombardment of Prague and forced to sign a document accepting of incorporation of Bohemia and Moravia into Germany. See more »


Featured in The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997) See more »

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interesting Nazi comedy
23 March 2015 | by (Mongomery,Alabama) – See all my reviews

This movie was released in the unites states in 1939,probably not in a mainstream theater,but one of those specialty theaters for German Americans as well as the Bund,the American Nazi's.Even though you had foreign stars like Marika Rokk and Zarah Leander dominating the business.I just found out that Jenny Jugo was not a German neither,so that changes things.This is a comedy that comes close to the American Dulci comedies that starred Marion Davies and Ann Southern.Jenny portrays a spoiled rich girl ,who is engaged to a boring man ,portrayed Axel Ambesser as well as the father being played by German stalwart character actor Leo Peukert.She ends up in an accident ,reckless driving , that she get inspired to go to college and learned the medical profession .There she meet student ,the handsome Hannes Stelzer,and fall for him slowly .She realizes that she can't depend on her Pa pa and the has has to make something for her self .Then there the professor that encouraged her played by Carl Ludwig Diehl. You don't need a translator to under stand this comedy Then you have Heinz Salfner and the butler and gay actor Theodor Danegger,whose career stopped during the rest of the war,when he was found out. For fans of bad film history this is worth a look 03/23/15

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