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Hokum (1936)

Allotria (original title)
"Ménage à cinq" with lots of turbulences comes to a happy-end with six.


Willi Forst


Willi Forst (as W. Forst), Jochen Huth


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renate Müller ... Viola
Jenny Jugo ... Gaby
Anton Walbrook ... Philip (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
Heinz Rühmann ... David
Hilde Hildebrand ... Aimée
Heinz Salfner Heinz Salfner ... Gabys Vater
Will Dohm ... Theodor
Norma Wellhoff Norma Wellhoff ... Stewardess
F.W. Schröder-Schrom ... Schiffspassagier an Violas Tisch
Julia Serda Julia Serda ... Schiffspassagierin an Violas Tisch
Toni Tetzlaff Toni Tetzlaff ... Mädchen bei Gaby
Ingeborg Peter Ingeborg Peter ... Gabys Freundin
Erich Dunskus ... Zollbeamter
Alfred Karen Alfred Karen ... Schiffspassagier bei der Überfahrt
Ferdinand Robert Ferdinand Robert ... Schiffspassagier bei der Überfahrt


Best friends David and Philip have to end their love affair with their mistress Aimée which they - not knowing of each other - share, because they are going to marry their sweethearts Gaby and Viola. Of course Aimée will not accept her defeat. She interferes the engagement of Gabi and David, which lead to some turbulence and change of horses before they all end up in their honeymoon. Written by Anonymous

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12 October 1936 (Denmark) See more »

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Ah, les femmes! See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Sophisticated 1930s comedy
1 December 2004 | by wlkrrchSee all my reviews

Watching Willi Forst's wonderful screwball comedy - released at the time of the Berlin Olympics in 1936 - it's almost possible to imagine a 1930s Germany in which Nazism never happened. This is an elegant, fast-paced film drawing on some of the classiest comedy talent Germany had to offer at the time, and self-consciously modern, with its cocktails, ocean liners, racing car drivers and drop-dead art deco interiors. Anton Walbrook is suitably Errol Flynn-like as the handsome lady killer Phillip, while Heinz Ruehmann is for once overshadowed by his co-stars. It's the women who steal the show here, including the excellent Renate Mueller, who also starred in Viktor, Viktoria and habitually played modern, emancipated types. But the film belongs even more to Hilde Hildebrandt as the vampish Aimee, who better than anyone else in this ensemble piece knows how to camp it up to the max when necessary. The only mystery is why this film didn't come to the attention of Hollywood - and why Willi Forst's evident talent wasn't promptly snapped up by the US.

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