Praetorius (1965)
"Dr. med. Hiob Prätorius" (original title)

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Director: Kurt Hoffmann
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Liselotte Pulver, Fritz Tillmann


Complete credited cast:
Dr. Hiob Prätorius
Fritz Tillmann ...
Dr. Klotz
Fritz Rasp ...
Werner Hinz ...
Violettas Vater
Peter Lühr ...
Professor Speiter
Klaus Schwarzkopf ...
Dr. Watzmann
Käthe Itter ...
Robert Klupp ...
Marie Ferron ...
(as Maria Ferron)
Tatjana Sais
Lisa Helwig
Sigrid Pawlas


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14 January 1965 (West Germany)  »

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La alegría de la vida  »

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2.35 : 1
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18 October 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Another (the 3rd) film adaptation of Curt Goetz' play and plea for humanity and human dignity. It is a far better film than Goetz' own film adaptation ("Frauenartz Dr. Prätorius", 1950, q.v.); enjoyable and well-made with good direction by Kurt Hoffmann, though - sadly perhaps - it is no improvement on the version Joeph L. Mankiewizc made in 1952: "People Will Talk". Heinz Rühmann makes a good Prätorius that is different from Goetz' own interpretation: more quite. Liselotte Pulver and Rühmann make a fine couple.

Within the career of Kurt Hoffmann the film is also proof that his once very personal style for light comedy is disappearing: it is very good routine but nothing more than that. But still, German cinema could be glad to still have a director who would be up to this kind of comedy.

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