Landlord Kohlhiesl has two daughters that couldn't be more different: Lisel, the older one, is a clumsy fellow. Gretel on the other side is pretty and charming. Gretel wants to marry, but ... See full summary »
Landlord Kohlhiesl has two daughters that couldn't be more different: Lisel, the older one, is a clumsy fellow. Gretel on the other side is pretty and charming. Gretel wants to marry, but her father won't allow it until her sister has an husband. Xaver can be persuaded to simulate some interest in her. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Admittedly, most typical German-language comedies or romances from the 50s or early 60s are rather unrealistic, kitschy and just plain dumb. This one is different though. Yes, it is just a straightforward comedy that won't give you insights into the depths of human behavior or the course of the world, but it does have a smart plot idea, fantastic comical acting from the great Liselotte Pulver, Helmut Schmid (her real-life husband I believe), Dietmar Schönherr and Peter Vogel (deliciously slimy), and also several quite witty puns and linguistic jokes. Even the 3 or 4 songs - which usually are just horrible in German-language films from this period - have a certain self-irony that makes them bearable. As I am writing this the film has received an average rating of only 5.1 (29 votes). I think it is vastly underrated, so I'm giving it a 10 ...
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