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Laughing Heirs (1933)

Lachende Erben (original title)
A young salesman may inherit a wine-estate on one condition: he can't drink a drop of alcohol for at least a month.

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... Gina, Robert Stumms Tochter
... Peter Frank
... Britta Bockelmann
... Justus Bockelmann
... Liane Heller
... Dr. Weinhöppel, Notar
... Robert Stumm
Friedrich Ettel ... Schlemmel, Kellermeister
... Sekretärin von Robert Stamm
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A young salesman may inherit a wine-estate on one condition: he can't drink a drop of alcohol for at least a month.

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a sparkling romantic comedy in sparkling wine business
14 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

All these people drinking and boozing sparkling wine all the time in the picturesque Rhineland Palatine is very joyful. A young man will inherit the family wine production if he doesn't drink any alcohol for several weeks, a terrible situation. And he falls in love with his main wine competitor. It is so funny from beginning to end, with a strong rhythm and fast edting (which is seldom the case in Ophüls movies). And there is one splendid camera movement during the heritage sequence. Not an Ophüls masterpiece, but a complete controlled comedy you won't forget.


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