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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The sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-class Englishwoman Miss Sophie, who hosts a celebration dinner every year for her friends Mr Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom, Sir Toby, and ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Marazzi
Stars: Freddie Frinton, May Warden
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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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Based on the 'Dinner for One' sketch performed in front of audience in the live show "Guten Abend, Peter Frankenfeld". On March 8th, 1963 it premiered in the 'Theater am Besenbinderhof' Hamburg. See more »

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[at the end of the dinner]
Miss Sophie (starting to rise): I think I'll retire.
James: Are you going to bed? Sit down, Madam, I'll help you up!
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Featured in Nissene på låven (2001) See more »

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Brilliant. The funniest 15 minutes you will ever see.
12 September 2003 | by (Melbourne. Australia) – See all my reviews

It has always astonished me that it is the Germans, not noted for their international sense of humour,who have kept this quite wonderful skit alive. Danke Deutschland! It is superb. 10 out of 10 any day. However beware, there is a video /dvd about that claims to come from Switzerland that is cut to ribbons - only 11 minutes (out of the original 18) and is of quite dreadful quality. Avoid this like the plague. Catch it on your TV at Christmas if you can. You get the full works and the very good introduction by Herr Piper. We even get it here in Australia now. It is a real gem.


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