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Wenn wir alle Engel wären (1936)

Respectable married couple in small town get compromised and struggle to extricate themselves


Carl Froelich


Heinrich Spoerl (novel), Heinrich Spoerl
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Complete credited cast:
Heinz Rühmann ... Christian Kempenich
Leny Marenbach ... Hedwig - seine Frau (as Leni Marenbach)
Elsa Dalands Elsa Dalands ... Selma Kempenich - die Tante
Lotte Rausch Lotte Rausch ... Maria, the maid
Harald Paulsen ... Enrico Falotti - Gesangslehrer
Hanns August Herten Hanns August Herten ... Bügermeister
Charlotte Krause-Walter Charlotte Krause-Walter ... Else
Carl de Vogt ... Hotel Porter 'Waldfrieden'
Will Dohm ... Police Inspector
Paul Mederow Paul Mederow ... District Judge
Ernst Waldow Ernst Waldow ... Prosecution lawyer
Hugo Froelich Hugo Froelich ... Justizrat Genius - Defence lawyer


Christian Kempenich is the Chief Clerk in the Town Council in a small town on the river Mosel in Germany. He goes to Cologne to attend a family baptism, and afterwards is lured to sample the wicked delights of the big city. He wakes up the next morning in a cheap hotel room with no memory of what happened, but there's a strange woman asleep in the bed with him. Horrified, he heads home with his guilty secret. Meanwhile his wife went on the river steamer to the next town; an Italian tenor has been giving her singing lessons and has amorous intentions towards her, and he takes the same steamer. They stay on it to Koblenz and have to stay the night. The rest of the film revolves around Kempenich and his wife as they alternately show guilt about their own behaviour and outrage as they learn what their spouse might have done. Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel@sabrina.demon.co.uk>

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outrage | based on novel | See All (2) »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

8 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If We All Were Angels See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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