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A Glass of Water (1960)

Das Glas Wasser (original title)
London, early 18th century: Queen Anne, the last of the House of Stuart, is a weak ruler. She is committed to peace in the War of Spanish Succession. The Duchess of Marlborough, whose ... See full summary »

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Queen Anne
Sabine Sinjen ...
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London, early 18th century: Queen Anne, the last of the House of Stuart, is a weak ruler. She is committed to peace in the War of Spanish Succession. The Duchess of Marlborough, whose husband is commander in chief of the British Army, has high hopes of a war. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Rezitativ und Arie der Herzogin
Written by Bernhard Eichhorn and Helmut Käutner
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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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