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Quick (1932)

A woman at a spa keeps sneaking out to see a performer "Quick" (in heavy make-up) do his act. She goes backstage to see him but he is out of his make-up. He tries to get her to fall in love... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Félix Gandéra (play), Hans Müller
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lilian Harvey ... Eva Prätorius
Hans Albers ... Quick, Music Clown
Willy Stettner ... Herr von Pohl, named Dicky
Albert von Kersten Albert von Kersten ... Professor Bertram (as Albert Kersten)
Paul Hörbiger ... Lademann, Quick's manager
Karl Meinhardt Karl Meinhardt ... Direktor Henkel
Paul Westermeier ... Clock
Genia Nikolaieva ... Marion, dancer
Käthe Haack ... Frau Koch
Flockina von Platen Flockina von Platen ... Charlotte
Fritz Odemar ... Headwaiter
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Storyline

A woman at a spa keeps sneaking out to see a performer "Quick" (in heavy make-up) do his act. She goes backstage to see him but he is out of his make-up. He tries to get her to fall in love with who he is in real life but she only likes him as a person who can introduce her to "Quick."

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Comedy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorável Sedução See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Albert Einstein (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Gnädige Frau, komm' und spiel' mit mir (Lied des Quick)
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Liebmann (uncredited)
Sung by Hans Albers (uncredited)
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Good farce
19 November 2003 | by MarkSee all my reviews

This teaming of Lilian Harvey and Hans Albers was without the sensational chemistry UFA was used to in the Harvey/Fritsch films. There were supposedly competitive issues that put Harvey on her guard and challenged Albers' ego. Still, the tension between the two works to the advantage of this stage farce filled with mistaken identities and lover's quarrels.

Lilian plays Eva, a young girl taking some time in a health spa and spending her evenings in the town's vaudeville theatre enamoured by a heavily made-up clown called Quick. Quick takes a shine to her and tries to woo her without make-up and masquerading as the theatre's manager. Unable to resolve her feelings for Quick and the theatre manager, Eva is angered when she finally learns that they are one and the same. But not for long, of course...

Although this film is stage-bound and not a particularly good showcase for any of the main talents except Hans Albers, the mistaken identity and following runaround aren't as tiresome as in some films of that genre. There is some witty dialogue, but the stars are relying mostly on their screen personas to supply the charm. They do so quite effectively from the leads to the supporting cast. The whole thing makes for a lively and somewhat stylish farce.


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