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Three from the Filling Station (1930)

Die Drei von der Tankstelle (original title)
Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Wilhelm Thiele
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lilian Harvey ... Lilian Cossmann
Willy Fritsch ... Willy Helbing
Oskar Karlweis ... Kurt
Heinz Rühmann ... Hans
Fritz Kampers ... Konsul Cossmann
Olga Tschechowa ... Edith von Turoff
Kurt Gerron ... Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kalmus
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle ... Secretary
Felix Bressart ... Gerichtsvollzieher / Bailiff
Leo Monosson ... Sänger
Lewis Ruth Band Lewis Ruth Band ... Orchester
Comedian Harmonists ... Barkeeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Biberti ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erwin Bootz ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erich A. Collin ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
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Storyline

Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1930 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Good Friends See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Banned by the Nazis in 1937. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 years of automobile: Man fährt und fährt (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Lieber Herr Gerichtsvollzieher
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Sung by Willy Fritsch, Oskar Karlweis and Heinz Rühmann
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agreeable froth
28 November 2010 | by mukava991See all my reviews

This operetta, so frothy that at times it threatens to evaporate, manages to hold the interest due to a charming cast led by Willy Fritsch and Lilian Harvey and pleasant songs by Werner R. Heymann and Robert Gilbert, particularly the jaunty "Ein Freund, ein guter Freund" and the lushly romantic "Liebling, mein Herz lasst Dich grussen." The general tone – breezy, joyous, playful -- brings to mind Lubitsch's American-made operetta films such as "The Love Parade" and "The Smiling Lieutenant."

The Comedian Harmonists (a then-popular close-harmony sextet) appear all too briefly in a nightclub scene and character actor Felix Bressart, familiar to American audiences as one of the "comrades" in "Ninotchka" and other supporting roles, gets big laughs as a barrister. The loose-limbed Harvey gets in some high kicks in the surprise finale.


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