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Pünktchen und Anton (1953)

Despite their social differences Luise, called Pünktchen, a girl from rich parentage befriends Anton, a boy who has to earn his own money in order to afford life for his sick mother and ... See full summary »

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(novel), (screenplay) (as Maria Osten-Sacken) | 1 more credit »
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Herr Pogge
Hertha Feiler ...
Eva Pogge
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Frau Gast, Antons Mutter
Sabine Eggerth ...
Peter Feldt ...
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Bertha, Köchin
Jane Tilden ...
Fräulein Andacht
Michael Janisch ...
Hollack, Chauffeur
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Höllriegel, Rennfahrer
Claus Kaap ...
Klepperbein
Hugo Gottschlich ...
Gustav
Walter Varndal ...
Friseur Habekuss
Herbert Kroll ...
Lehrer Bremser
Maria Eis ...
Frau Übelmann
Karl de Groof ...
(as Carl de Groof)
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Despite their social differences Luise, called Pünktchen, a girl from rich parentage befriends Anton, a boy who has to earn his own money in order to afford life for his sick mother and himself. Together they undergo different adventures, even preventing a theft in Pünktchens home. Written by Susan

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Comedy | Family

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11 September 1953 (Austria)  »

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Anton és Pontocska  »

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When Bertha is coming out of the cinema, the poster for the movie O' Schwarzwald, O' Heimat (1933) can be seen on the wall. See more »

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References O' Schwarzwald, O' Heimat (1933) See more »

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Orchester Carl de Groof
Die Sängerknaben vom Wienerwald
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Missed opportunity
3 July 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Pünktchen und Anton" is a West German German-language film from 1953. These 90 minutes are probably the most known work by director Thomas Engel, who also worked on the script. The script, in this case, is an adaptation of Erich Kästner's children's book with the same name. But sadly, it did not work out well at all I must say. This could have been a really nice and also touching story in the face of the two kids' different social backgrounds, but instead the makers went for cheap laughs and weak character elaborations for the entire film. Oh yeah, I forgot to say it is a black-and-white movie. And the dramatic moments, such as the burglary, are not working really well either, actually even worse than the fun parts. It is tough for me to say if this is due to the script or the original work, but looking at how praised Kästner is still today, I have to say that I would be surprised if his base material would be as forgettable as this film. Still the movie did not get me curious at all about checking out the literature. And you should watch something else instead, maybe a later version of the same story. I really hope these are superior.


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