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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.

Director:

Max Ophüls

Writers:

Trude Herka (story), Felix Jackson (adaptation) (as Felix Joachimson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lien Deyers ... Gina, Robert Stumms Tochter
Heinz Rühmann ... Peter Frank
Ida Wüst ... Britta Bockelmann
Max Adalbert ... Justus Bockelmann
Lizzi Waldmüller ... Liane Heller
Julius Falkenstein ... Dr. Weinhöppel, Notar
Walter Janssen ... Robert Stumm
Friedrich Ettel Friedrich Ettel ... Schlemmel, Kellermeister
Elfriede Jera ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laughing Heirs See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a sparkling romantic comedy in sparkling wine business
14 January 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See 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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