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Rudolf Forster ...
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Camilla Spira ...
Sabine Hoevelmann
Michael Heltau ...
Helmuth Buehler
Michael Gebühr ...
Till / Pikkolo
Heini Göbel ...
Onkel Max (as Heini Goebel)
Walter Gross ...
Kellner Otto
Peter Lühr ...
Onkel Udo
Willy Stettner ...
Friseur Popp
Milena von Eckhardt ...
Kellner Eugen
Sabine Hahn
Ursula von Reibnitz ...
Tante Alma (as Ursula v. Reibnitz)
Charlotte Witthauer ...
Tante Elsbeth
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Niddy is the paternal Niece of the deceased Owner of the Hotel Hovelmann, She lives in the Hotel and is watched over by Karl, a kindly, father figure, who is a long time Servant and friend to the family and Mother. Her Cousin Alwin shows up and She eventually falls in love with him Alwin wants to eliminate Karl who interferes with his plans to convince Her to marry him. Niddy is guaranteed a place to live in the Hotel and Karl is guaranteed a job there, a common deal in that Era. Niddy fall for Alwin. Karl stops Alwin once, because he can not be fired, He is "degraded" to supervision of the washroom. He quits,and later meets Till, a Ten year old House-Boy from the Hotel while sitting in the Park. He takes Karl home and there, Karl decides to return to the Hotel and take the Job as Bathroom Attendant. There he meets his old Friend Claasen, the owner of a whole Hotel Chain. Claasen buys the "Hövelmann". Hotel, and Cousin Alwin and His plans are destroyed by Karl. Written by Anonymous +1

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6 January 1956 (Austria)  »

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A remake of Murnau's masterwork.
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Remakes have always existed,even if they were not so trendy fifty years ago.This is a good example (but not a very good remake,by a long shot). Murnau's porter has become a maître d'hôtel ,why not? The problem lies in the fact that he is not played by Emil Jannings this time ,and is almost completely overshadowed by young charming Romy Schneider.Nothing is left from Murnau' s genius,but the audience can appreciate this little story ,closer to a fairy tale than to German expressionism.(The last lines say :"they got married,and they had many children").Romy Schneider was to become Germany's biggest phenomenon of the second half of the fifties ,with the contemporary Sissi saga.


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