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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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Featured in Beim nächsten Kuß knall ich ihn nieder (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich muß mal wieder was erleben
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Music by Franz Doelle
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Delightful!
16 July 2011 | by CultureVulture49See all my reviews

You can order a subtitled, high quality DVD with no extras from a site specializing in old foreign films: germanwarfilms.com. I've watched this charming film twice and it gets better with each viewing. Production values and performances are first rate. The special effects rival Hollywood's best. Much of the dialog is in rhyming couplets giving the film an almost musical quality before building up to the final musical number that's almost a parody of a crowd scene from 'Triumph of the Will.' In fact this film is equal to any Hollywood musical of that era.

Not all Germam films of this era were propaganda pieces. However the plot cuts both ways. At one point it stresses National Socialist views of wives subordinate to their husbands while it pokes fun of militaristic pomp & ceremony.


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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 »

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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