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Drei Männer im Schnee (1955)

A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentric.

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Kurt Hoffmann

Writer:

Erich Kästner (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Dahlke ... Geheimrat Eduard Schlüter
Günther Lüders Günther Lüders ... Johann Kesselhut
Claus Biederstaedt ... Dr. Fritz Hagedorn
Nicole Heesters Nicole Heesters ... Hildegard Schlüter
Margarete Haagen Margarete Haagen ... Frau Kunkel / Mrs. Kunkel (as Margarethe Haagen)
Alma Seidler Alma Seidler ... Mutter Hagedorn
Eva Maria Meineke ... Frau Thea Casparius (as Eva Maria Meinecke)
Franz Muxeneder Franz Muxeneder ... Graswander Toni, Ski-Lehrer
Hans Olden Hans Olden ... Direktor Kühne
Fritz Imhoff ... Portier Polter
Richard Eybner Richard Eybner ... Herr Heltai
Elfie Pertramer Elfie Pertramer ... Frau von Mallebré
Peter W. Staub Peter W. Staub ... Herr Franke
Vanna Olivieri Vanna Olivieri ... Singer
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A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentric.

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Comedy

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 July 1955 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Drie mannen in de sneeuw See more »

Filming Locations:

Ringfilm Wien, Vienna, Austria See more »

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Ring-Film See more »
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Mono (Perfectone Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Dr. Hagedorn is talking to Mr. Tiedemann (6th Minute) behind the manager on the wall is a poster that says "RHEIN-RHUHR..." In the next shot the poster says "RHEIN-RUHR..." (which is now correct). See more »

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Version of Paradise for Three (1938) See more »

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Hör gut zu, was mein Lied dir erzählt
Lyrics by Willy Dehmel
Performed by Vanna Olivieri and Österreichiches Rundfunk-Tanzorchester conducted by Karl de Groof (as Carl de Groof)
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Well-acted and extremely well-written
29 November 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

A witty comedy which is not easy to characterise. It is a truthful adaptation of a novel, but it comes without the high-brow baggage we normally expect when we see the words "literature adaptation" on a movie poster; both book and film are very accessible. It is a romantic comedy, but the romance plays second fiddle within the context of the whole story. It is a satire, but its satirical strain is not aggressive, it is more observant. The central theme of the film is the male bonding between three men of different age, different social status, and different education. And yet again, this description is misleading as well, because the film is much less serious than these words suggest. Superficially, this is just well-made fluffy entertainment, well-acted and extremely well-written, but there is a lot more below the surface which rewards repeated viewing.

One thing that always puzzled me is why the "Geheimrat" character has been renamed from Tobler to Schlüter. Did the Swiss chocolate manufacturer "Tobler" object?


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