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Amphitryon (1935)

Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. ... See full summary »

Director:

Reinhold Schünzel

Writers:

Molière (play), Titus Maccius Plautus (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willy Fritsch ... Jupiter / Amphitryon
Paul Kemp ... Götterbote Merkur / Diener Sosias
Käthe Gold ... Amphitryons Gemahlin Alkmene
Fita Benkhoff ... Andria
Adele Sandrock ... Jupiters Gemahlin Juno
Hilde Hildebrand ... 1. Freundin Alkmenes
Vilma Bekendorf Vilma Bekendorf ... 2. Freundin Alkmenes
Annie Ann Annie Ann ... 3. Freundin Alkmenes
Hilde Boenisch Hilde Boenisch ... 4. Freundin Alkmenes
Ewald Wenck Ewald Wenck ... Dr. Äskulap
Aribert Wäscher Aribert Wäscher ... Thebener Kriegsminister
Ellen-Ruth Knapp-Güttingen Ellen-Ruth Knapp-Güttingen ... 1. Thebener Ehefrau (as Ellen Ruth Güttingen)
Annemarie Korff Annemarie Korff ... 2. Thebener Ehefrau
Liesl Otto Liesl Otto ... 3. Thebener Ehefrau
Annemarie Schwindt Annemarie Schwindt ... 4. Thebener Ehefrau
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Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. Failing in this, he disguises himself as Amphitryon (Alkemene's husband) and tries again. Next morning Amphitryon and his men come back from war; he suspects adultery and wants a divorce. Jupiter's wive Juno now also comes to earth and clears things up. Written by jan onderwater <jan.onderwater@wxs.nl>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 July 1935 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amphitryon - Happiness from the Clouds 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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Connections

Alternate-language version of Les dieux s'amusent (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Tausendmal war ich im Traum bei dir
Lyrics by Charles Amberg (as C. Amberg)
Music by Franz Doelle
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Strength Through Joy?
11 November 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

Perhaps musicals were part of Dr. Goebbels' propaganda plan, and perhaps the Olympian gods and goddesses did not look like Aryan übermenschen, but here we do have an entertaining, high-gloss, musical comedy about the ancient Greeks and there are few enough films about them as it is. (Even if the Nazis were attempting to buy legitimacy by co-opting the wellspring of Western civilization.)

When I saw this film a couple of years ago, I actually thought I heard a couple of topical jokes slyly directed at the Nazis and assumed I was seeing the last gasp of some still independent liberal Weimar tradition. Maybe I was mistaken, and such a thing was no longer possible two years into the thousand-year Reich.


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