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Wenn wir alle Engel wären (1936)

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

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... Christian Kempenich
... Hedwig - seine Frau (as Leni Marenbach)
Elsa Dalands ... Selma Kempenich - die Tante
Lotte Rausch ... Maria, the maid
... Enrico Falotti - Gesangslehrer
Hanns August Herten ... Bügermeister
Charlotte Krause-Walter ... Else
... Hotel Porter 'Waldfrieden'
... Police Inspector
Paul Mederow ... District Judge
Ernst Waldow ... Prosecution lawyer
Hugo Froelich ... Justizrat Genius - Defence lawyer
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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) »

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Comedy | Romance

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8 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

If We All Were Angels  »

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.37 : 1
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