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Bombs Over Monte Carlo (1931)

Bomben auf Monte Carlo (original title)
The captain of a battleship of a small Balkan country is fed up with following strange orders from the country's queen.

Director:

Hanns Schwarz

Writers:

Fritz Reck-Malleczewen (novel), Jenö Heltai (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Kapitän Craddock / Captain Craddock
Anna Sten ... Königen Yola I. von Pontenero
Heinz Rühmann ... 1. Offizier Lt. Peter Schmidt
Ida Wüst ... Hofdame Isabell
Karl Etlinger Karl Etlinger ... Konsul von Pontenero / Consul
Rachel Devirys Rachel Devirys ... Diana
Kurt Gerron ... Kasinodirektor / Casino Manager
Peter Lorre ... Pawlitschek
Otto Wallburg ... Ministerpräsiden / Minister
Charles Kullmann Charles Kullmann ... Ein Straßensänger / Street Singer
Bruno Ziener Bruno Ziener ... Ein Juwelier / Jeweler
Lydia Potechina Lydia Potechina
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle
Fritz Behmer Fritz Behmer
Paul Henckels
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Storyline

The captain of a battleship of a small Balkan country is fed up with following strange orders from the country's queen, who wants to make a cruise to the Med inspite of the fact that the country is broke and the crew didn't get its salary. So he decides to disobey orders and commands his ship to Monte Carlo, but the queen decides to go there too. He loses his money there at the casino, but the queen falls in love with him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1931 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombs Over Monte Carlo See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Hans Albers' role is called Kapitän Craddock. It inspired Hergé, author of the famed Tintin comic book series, to create Captain Haddock. In his first appearance, The Crab with the Golden Claws, Haddock even sings one of this film's songs. See more »

Connections

Remade as Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Wenn der Wind weht
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Sung by Comedian Harmonists
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Cute!
13 September 2000 | by Anne_SharpSee all my reviews

This peppy little fantasy with songs is like Weimar Germany's answer to the Jeanette MacDonald-Maurice Chevalier musicals (the story actually bears similarities to "The Love Parade.") It's easy to see from this why Anna Sten was brought to Hollywood as a Marlene Dietrich clone, as the resemblance is truly uncanny. Peter Lorre (fresh from "M") is adorable in his little sailor costume, and there's even a glimpse of the Comedian Harmonists!


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