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Das doppelte Lottchen (1950)

Based on Erich Kästner's famous book about two similar-looking girls who meet at summer camp, realize that they're twin sisters, and plan to switch homes for a while.

Director:

Josef von Báky

Writers:

Erich Kästner (novel), Erich Kästner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antje Weisgerber ... Luiselotte Körner
Peter Mosbacher ... Ludwig Palfy, Opernkapellmeister
Jutta Günther Jutta Günther ... Lotte Körner
Isa Günther Isa Günther ... Luise Palfy
Senta Wengraf Senta Wengraf ... Irene Gerlach
Hans Olden Hans Olden ... Hofrat Strobl
Auguste Pünkösdy Auguste Pünkösdy ... Resi
Maria Krahn Maria Krahn ... Frau Muthesius
Gustav Waldau Gustav Waldau
Liesl Karlstadt Liesl Karlstadt ... Frau Wagenthaler (as Lisl Karlstadt)
Inge Rosenberg Inge Rosenberg ... Fräulein Ulrike
Gaby Philipp Gaby Philipp ... Fräulein Gerda
Walter Ladengast Walter Ladengast ... Herr Gabele
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle ... Fräulein Linnekogel
Hertha von Hagen Hertha von Hagen
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Based on Erich Kästner's famous book about two similar-looking girls who meet at summer camp, realize that they're twin sisters, and plan to switch homes for a while.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1952 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Times Lotte See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

adult female train passenger: [to Luise who steps with her shoes on a seat in the train to get her luggage] Hey! Next time you step on a seat, put a newspaper under your shoes.
Luise Palfy: That wouldn't make me any taller.
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Connections

Remade as Twice Upon a Time (1953) See more »

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decent adaptation
30 December 2000 | by bioscoopzaalSee all my reviews

"Das Doppelte Lottchen" still is a very popular children's book in Germany, and all over the world. Written by Erich Kästner, the book has been turned into countless movies (with the recent "It Takes Two" coming to mind), but this black-and-white German classic still is the best. The story is well-known, and revolves around two girls who find out that they are separated twins, and decide to change identities, in order to reunite their divorced parents. This, of course, leads to many complicated and funny situations. Skip all the other American versions, this German classic is the one to watch. 7/10


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