5.2/10
293
3 user 2 critic

Charleys Tante (1956)

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.

Director: Helmut Weiss
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie
Stars: Charles Ruggles, June Collyer, Doris Lloyd
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An Austrian version of the famous farce Charley's Aunt. A man impersonates his own aunt.

Director: Géza von Cziffra
Stars: Peter Alexander, Maria Sebaldt, Peter Vogel
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After Clown Teddy lost his son, he lost his gift for laughter. He opened a joke shop and lives above the shop. His landlady has had a foster son since birth, and Teddy decides to raise the ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Quest
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Oliver Grimm, Waltraut Haas
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie, Robert Shackleton
Charleys Tante (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Thomas Heinze, Anya Hoffmann, Horst Krause
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

BEWARE SPOILERS : Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Hartl
Stars: Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Stars: Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Fita Benkhoff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Kurt Hoffmann
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Karin Himboldt, Lothar Firmans
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Otto Dernburg
...
Carlotta Ramirez
...
Ralf Dernburg
...
Charley Sallmann
Ruth Stephan ...
Mona
Bum Krüger ...
Peter
Hans Olden ...
Wolke
Ina Peters ...
Britta Nielsen
Elisa Loti ...
Ulla Bergström
...
Niels Bergström
...
August Sallmann
Helmuth Rudolph ...
Consul General
...
Consul General's Wife (as Hilde v. Stolz)
Ewald Wenck ...
Hotelportier
Wolfgang Condrus ...
Hotelpage
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

February 1956 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Carlos, su tía y la otra  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Klangfilm-Eurocord)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening credits are designed like a friendship book, and every name of cast and crew mentioned here is also shown with a little photo next to their name. See more »

Connections

Version of La zia di Carlo (1911) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazonas-Mambo (Träume aus der Pampa)
Performed by Heinz Rühmann
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
HEINZ RÜHMANN SAVES THIS ONE
6 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Brandon Thomas classic comedy gets the average German 50's cinema treatment here: mediocre production values and uninspired direction of a routinist without any guts. But we may be glad that Heinz Rühmann was given the opportunity to play the aunt as it he and both Paul Hörbiger and Hans Leibelt who make the film worth watching: when they are on the scene there is something to laugh about. Any other moment the film is dreary and makes the viewer long for a next scene with the three mentioned gentlemen.

Hans Quest did not really know what to do with the material to make the whole thing into a fast-paced comedy that will not let the viewer have time to think about what he is seeing; and that is what "Charley's Aunt" needs. Dull supporting cast (very disappointing Hertha Feiler and Ruth Stephan, but were their parts written well enough?). Hans Olden has a repeated one-liner that must have been very funny on paper, but neither he nor Quest knew how to make the repeated joke work.

But enjoy Heinz Rühmann as the aunt, and surely when he does the "Amazonas-Mambo". (5/10)


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial