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Countess Herthe von Ornstein
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Konrad Ludwig
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Helmuth Von Ornstein (as Anthony Corlan)
Heidelinde Weis ...
Anneliese Pleschke
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Lotte Von Ornstein
Eva Maria Meineke ...
Mrs. Pleschke
John Gill ...
Mr. Pleschke
Wolfried Lier ...
Klaus
Klaus Havenstein ...
Rudolph
Walter Janssen ...
Father Georg
Erik Jelde ...
Bit Part
Despo Diamantidou ...
Bobby (as Despo)
Enzi Fuchs ...
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Erland Erlandsen ...
Schoenfeld
Hans Pössenbacher ...
Carl
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household. As he starts affairs with both the countess's son and the daughter of a whealthy businessman, the idea grows to get his two lovers to marry each other and make the house rich again. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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Compared to them, the MacBeths were just plain folks and the Borgias were a nice Italian family.

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Renowned theater personality Harold Prince's debut as film director and one of only two theatrical films he has ever directed. See more »

Quotes

Helmuth Von Ornstein: You'll sleep with anyone, won't you?
Konrad Ludwig: Well....yes... but I do have my preferences!
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Referenced in Plaza Suite (1971) See more »

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Geh' alte Schau mi net so teppart an
Written by Friedl Szalat, Bert Ull and Ernst Geiger
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My #1 Guilty Pleasure Movie of All Time
19 May 2006 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie tickled me to the bone.

I can laugh decades later just thinking about Angela Lansbury greedily but daintily scarfing down strawberries.

Michael York is infinitely sexy and sinister at the same time. Just the memory of his performance gives me goosebumps.

Everyone in the cast is such a juicy distinctive being and such fun to watch.

It seems funny ranking this movie up there with Citizen Kane as one of the greatest movies of all time, but in terms of sheer enjoyment, for me, it ties with Cabaret (another Michael York movie) as #1.


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