A wannabe revue dancer meets a man she thinks is the revue's impresario, and mistaken identities lead to laughs.

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Germaine Damar ...
Topsy Müller
Walter Giller ...
Otto Schräge
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Alexander Korty
Gunther Philipp ...
Fritz
Claude Farell ...
Gerti Korty
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Vater Müller
Johannes Riemann ...
Alfons Rhoden
Gerhard Wendland ...
Viktor Lani
Tareka ...
Lilian Amado (as Maria Martino)
Fritz Schulz-Reichel ...
Himself aka 'Der schräge Otto'
Trude Hesterberg ...
Frau Miefke
Waltraut Sommer ...
Fräulein Rieger - Sekretärin
Ewald Wenck ...
Brösel, Bühnenportier
Bruno W. Pantel ...
Pohl
Simone Emmerich ...
Moni, ihre kleine Tochter
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Topsy Müller wants to be a professional dancer, but her father thinks it's an improper profession for a respectable girl, so she works at a newspaper stall in a Berlin hotel. When a new revue opens in town, the Press Manager, Otto Schräge of the revue goes to the hotel to see the leading lady, and Topsy recognises him from a photograph in the newspaper, but both the impresario, Korty, and Otto are in the picture, and Topsy assumes Otto is the boss, Korty. Romantic interest develops until Topsy's father bursts in during a kiss, and he explodes. Nonetheless the revue is short of performers and they eventually reach Topsy by telephone, and persuade her to come in to see the boss to discuss a possible part; she arrives and thinks that Otto is Korty and the real Korty is someone else. After some song and dance numbers, Topsy's father arrives and his worst suspicions about Bohemian theatre life are confirmed; Korty's wife arrives and is told that her husband has an unknown son (Otto of ... Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel.freeman@ntlworld.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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10 January 1957 (West Germany)  »

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Música, luz y alegría  »

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Die jungen Leute von Heute
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Amusing light musical comedy from West Germany
9 November 2002 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

An amusing musical set in Berlin in the 1950's, when jazz and other international influences had gained strength. The plot is plausible enough, involving several comic mistaken identity scenarios, but the film is really a vehicle for the song and dance numbers that dominate it.

Several strong performers are in the cast, and Walter Giller himself in the title role, although still in the early stages of his career, was to go on to perform a long series of major parts.


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