Three friends buy a gas station together and work separate shifts. They all fall in love with a customer, (Lillian Harvey) not realizing it's the same woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Müller ...
Oskar Sima ...
Dr. Calmus
Ein Autofahrer
Wolfgang Neuss ...
Prokurist Bügel
Konsul Kossmann
Rudolf Vogel
Jakob Tiedtke ...
(as Jacob Tiedtke)
Alexa von Porembsky
Fritz Imhoff
Carl Hinrichs


Three friends buy a gas station together and work separate shifts. They all fall in love with a customer, (Lillian Harvey) not realizing it's the same woman.

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22 December 1955 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

De tre fra benzintanken  »

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of Le chemin du paradis (1956) See more »


Ein Freund, ein guter Freund ...
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Composed by Werner R. Heymann
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good German musical
12 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three Friend's and a gas station is a remake of a 1930 musical of the same name. The story starts ,Peter,played by Walter giller,Fritzs, played by Adrian Hoven,Robert,played by Walter Muller, are riding from some place. Their car wheel gets lose and falls in the mud. While Peter walks back to find a repair station. while Robert does a Claudette Colbert. Hides behind the bushes and sticks his leg out pretending to be a women to stop a car get Fritz back to the city. When Peter finds a car repair The mean mechanic ask him what he wants he finally tells him the problem.While fritz gets a ride on the truck back to the city while Robert waits for peter to come back. When Fritz is back at the city he's at , what i'm guessing, at an investment firm.He's being told that there's no more dividends.All three are broke. The payment on their

Whats their solution? Just to take a car ride and they all do.They get detour ,their car breaks down and they end up at an abandon old gas station, while it rains. Peter and Fritz and Robert decide to by or rent the abandon gas station and fix it up .They make it a success, that a oil company called U.M.O. , I think finds out about it. President of the company Consul Kossmann, played by Willy Fritz, who's girl friend Irene, played by Claude Farrel, who.s an stock holder of the company and sculptress, get's Dr Calmus the director , played by Osckar Sima to take's a look at this and by them out. Kossman get's his daughter Gaby, played by Germaine Dumar, to spy on the place who works as a secretary of the U.M.O. as well. She spy's on all three men each time they give her a gas attendant doll. But all of a sudden she's falling in love with them. they all think that she's just working at that company and not the president's daughter. Oscar Sima show's up ,later on, to offer them a deal but peter and fritz turn it down. but Robert had agreed with it. But peter wants to keep the gas station. She's dreaming about ll three,when Kossman shows up in the room and notices the three dolls and hears her mentioning all the three men in her sleep.The next day She tell Irene about this. So Irene decides to invite all three men to this night club to as her and Kossman and Gaby show up to test which man is in love with Gaby. Earlier she shows the report to her father and DR Calmus stating not to buy the station since she's sympathetic with them. But Dr Calmus decides to buy them out. Before that peter and Robert thumb ride to the night club where they suppose to meet Gaby.Peter get's a ride but Robert ends up going back home and taking the mini car to the club. Fritz has to stay and attend the gas station until some truck driver tells him about a new road being open and all the property being bought to make this road. He immediately goes back home to tell them about this bought they all gone. So he goes to the night club to. none knew where each one was going.At the club Peter and Robert surprise each other. Then they notice that Kossman, Irene, Gaby at another table . They go up and introduce themselves. Then Fritz shows up and he's surprised that the two are up their he introduces him to them.So The three don't know that Kossman is her father. A story is made up that she is engaged to Dr Calmus to see how they would react to prove who really loves Gaby. All of them show no sign so they leave and she's disappointed in tears. The next day the assistant to DR. Calmus goes to the gas station with papers of take over. This angers the three men . After that Irene shows up to try to tell them what happen. They are angry with her and they show her the take over papers she's angry to because Kossmann had no intention to take over so she call up Kossman about this . Kossman then calls DR Calmus about this too and tells him to forget this.Later Kossmann and Gaby show up with champaign to try to explain what was going on . Once it's reveal to the men that Gaby was his daughter this outrages Fritz more then ever cause he's in love with her then the other. The music numbers are excellent. The party scene leads to a dance number, as peter and Fritz's and Robert are playing a boogie

tune on three pianos on a truck. Wait a minute , Bepop was popular by that time and that year bill Hailey and the comments would squash jazz with rock n roll. Well a dance number with the truck divers and some private school girls and a teachers. A light song and dance number Between Peter and Gaby around the gas station. A dream sequence dance, as Robert is taking a nap in a hammock. in which he's servicing women riding scooter, with gas . another dream sequence in which Gaby is dancing with all three men. The night club scene a German version of the Modernaires singing trio "The Cornell trio" singing two numbers this is an excellent musical and worth owning for fans of classic musical if you got a multi regional player in the U.S A.

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