Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One (1963)

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At Miss Sophie's 90th birthday dinner, her butler James must fill in for her four departed friends - and that includes lots of drinks before every course!.

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An older Lady is having a birthday again and has invited four guests: Sir Toby, Lord Pommeroy, Admiral von Schneider and Mr. Winterbotton. The only problem is that the four have passed away long ago, and so the butler has to step in and help drinking all the sherry, wine and champagne served with the birthday dinner. He does a very good job on this and it seems that he also did a very good job for all the four guests after the dinner (upstairs). Written by Roman Fietze <fietze@kodak.COM>

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8 June 1963 (West Germany)  »

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Shown on new years eve in many countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark and Austria. See more »

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[after having served the second round of drinks, the alcohol is starting to take effect on James]
Miss Sophie: Mr Winterbottom?
James: [somewhat slurring] Well, here we are again old love, here's to me and thee...
[James goes to drink but stops suddenly]
James: Bygone... you look younger than ever, love. Younger than ever!
[James cackles cheekily then downs Mr Winterbottom's drink]
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Referenced in The Child I Never Was (2002) See more »

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Eternal Classic
7 May 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This short comedy is an unforgettable classic. A solid element in every new years eve celebrated in Denmark. One year, DR (national danish TV broadcast station) decided not to air it, but the next day, they were telestormed by viewers. DR hasn't skipped it once since, and unless the television is phased out, I can bet you that "Dinner for one" is here to stay for many years to come.


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