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A Glass of Water (1960)
"Das Glas Wasser" (original title)

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Cast overview:
Gustaf Gründgens ...
Sir Henry St. John
Queen Anne
Sabine Sinjen ...
Hilde Krahl ...
Arthur Masham
Rudolf Forster ...
Thompson, Butler
Bobby Todd ...
Maitre de plaisir
Joachim Rake ...
Lord Avondale
Herbert Weissbach ...
Sybille Kien ...
Zofe der Herzogin
Holger Hagen ...
Lord Avondale


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6 July 1960 (West Germany)  »

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A Glass of Water  »

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Written by Roland Sonder-Mahnken and Helmut Käutner
Performed by Gustaf Gründgens
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German musical comedy? A good one!
20 August 2002 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

German musical comedies of the 1950s and early 1960s are almost throughout rather embarrassing spectacles for a modern audience, made to a formula, full of clichés, films that were already dated when they first came out. In fact, these movies are frequently constructed in a very similar way to Bollywood mainstream flicks, complete with dark-haired seductresses and mustachioed villains, etc.

But there are exceptions to this rule and "Das Glas Wasser" is one. The film is witty, intelligent, a little saucy, set with a remarkable (and remarkably clever) production design, and carried by excellent performances from the whole cast. Although Gustaf Gründgens is best known for his serious theatrical work, especially during the Nazi-era, he shows here that he is equally at home in comedies, displaying a comic timing that most genre regulars could learn from.

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