Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had... See full summary »
Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.
Young Prince Karl Heinrich has spent his entire life behind the palace gates protected from the world. He has been raised in a melancholy atmosphere of strict discipline and duty, yet he often looks out at the frolics of youths and maidens who live beyond the walls. When he passes his exams, Karl is sent to Heidelberg to complete his studies. It is a heady new world of brew, song, and comradeship. Karl falls in love with Kathi, a pretty barmaid, and she reciprocates. But can the love survive their disparate backgrounds? Will Karl ever find happiness or will duty deny it to him?Written by
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The opening credits spell the name of the heroine (played by Norma Shearer) as "Cathi" yet the name is spelled "Kathi" in the subtitle plates. See more »
Old couple at the window:
[tiredly, looking at King Karl's marriage procession]
It must be wonderful to be a king!
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In 1986, Thames Television in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer created a video, using the alternate title "Old Heidelberg," with full orchestral score by Carl Davis, and with running time of 106 minutes. See more »
By the time this came out, operetta was in decline, and so were silents. Still this is...well, quite the movie. Lubisch managed to turn what would have otherwise been a fairy tale into a believable drama between a saucy, popular, waitress and a university's "special student", a prince raised with little contact with the outside world (and whose father is paying for him to be kept that way). Sexy details abound: Dad, in this version, apparently owes his son to a similar intregue, Kathi balances her virginal prettiness with knowing gestures (check out how she demonstrates the softness of the bed!) If you think silents are campy, you'll like this one...it camps itself. And you'll love it.
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