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Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius (1950)

Directors:

Karl Peter Gillmann (as Karl P. Gillmann), Curt Goetz

Writer:

Curt Goetz (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curt Goetz Curt Goetz ... Dr. Hiob Prätorius
Valerie von Martens Valerie von Martens ... Maria Violetta
Erich Ponto ... Professor Speiter
Bruno Hübner Bruno Hübner ... Shunderson
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Pastor Hellriegel
Rudolf Reiff Rudolf Reiff ... Prof. Klotz
Paul Mederow Paul Mederow
Hedwig Wangel Hedwig Wangel
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle
Wilhelm Meyer-Ottens Wilhelm Meyer-Ottens
Eugen Dumont Eugen Dumont
Werner Westerholt Werner Westerholt
Helga Viermann Helga Viermann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margit Kay Margit Kay
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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 January 1950 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Docteur Praetorius See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the first major German film project released after World War II. People flocked to the very few cinemas in the still mostly ruined cities just to listen to the exuberant orchestral rendition of "Gaudeamus" (Let us rejoice). See more »

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Version of Dr. med. Hiob Praetorius (1958) See more »

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Ein Studrnt und eine...dentin
Music by Franz Grothe
Lyrics by Willy Dehmel
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FOR A GOOD ADAPTATION SEE "PEOPLE WILL TALK"
6 September 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Though we may be happy with the film adaptations of Curt Goetz' plays, Goetz himself was not the best choice for director of these films (his 1938 "Napoleon ist an allem Schuld" being the exception) nor probably his own best critic in these endeavours; this first production what-so-ever after his return from exile (before his first stage production in 1950) is good proof.

One can imagine the success with the then German audience of the film, as it portrays a doctor who is looking for the cure to stupidity, the stupidity that causes wars and such-like catastrophes. That is how in general this film always is summarized thereby forgetting that the basic premise if the play is a plea for humanity and human dignity; and it is just this aspect of the play that does not come alive in this adaptation. It is strenuously busy in presenting the play despite the fine acting and the witty dialogue. The films ends with a brilliant performance of Gaudeamus Igitur.

In 1952 Curt Goetz assisted Joseph L. Mankiewicz with his adaptation of the play, which would result in "People Will Talk" (1952), a very good film starring Cary Grant.


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