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After his colleague and a mentor, Prof. Achenbach dies in a set-up accident, while trying to produce gold from the lead, Werner Holk seeks revenge. Meanwhile, a British millionaire suggests that Holk work on him on a similar project.
This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.
Josef von Báky
A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentric.
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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