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The Upright Sinner (1931)

Der brave Sünder (original title)
A small town bank official, entrusted with taking money to Vienna, spends some of it.On his return to admit his guilt he learns that his boss,the director, has run off with even more.

Director:

Fritz Kortner

Writers:

Valentin Kataev (novel), Fritz Kortner | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Max Pallenberg ... Leopold Pichler
Heinz Rühmann ... Wittek
Dolly Haas ... Hedwig Pichlers-Tochter
Josefine Dora Josefine Dora ... Ludmilla Pichler
Fritz Grünbaum ... Kalapka
Peter Wolff Peter Wolff ... Karl Pichler's Sohn
Julius Brandt Julius Brandt ... Geschäftsführer
Louis Ralph Louis Ralph ... Krull
Ekkehard Arendt Ekkehard Arendt ... Direktor Härtl
Rose Poindexter Rose Poindexter ... Kiddy die Negertänzerin
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A small town bank official, entrusted with taking money to Vienna, spends some of it.On his return to admit his guilt he learns that his boss,the director, has run off with even more.

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Comedy

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A German Screw-Ball Comedy
5 February 2014 | by swgreifSee all my reviews

This is a funny and very clever comedy. Outstanding is Max Pallenberg, pater familias, officious head cashier, and a very confused individual whose language, facial expressions, general state of excitement carry on non-stop and in the largely stunned company of his colleague, Heinz Ruehmann, and set-upon daughter, the very wonderful Dolly Haas. Pallenberg, a Jew, was driven out of Germany in '33 and died a year later in an airplane crash in Czechoslovakia. The Jewish actor who played Kalapka died at Dachau in '41. He joins the sad ranks of Dora Gerson, Kurt Gerron, and many other. Heinz Ruehmann put in a fine performance as he always does. He prospered in Nazi Germany and even divorced his Jewish wife to further his career. I suppose he atoned for all this by his wonderful remake of the Kapitaen von Koepernick.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 November 1931 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Upright Sinner See more »

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Production Co:

Allianz Tonfilm GmbH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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