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Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961)

Bank accountant Thomas Lieven is forced to work as a triple agent for the British, the French and the Nazis.


Géza von Radványi, Helmut Käutner (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
O.W. Fischer ... Thomas Lieven
Eva Bartok ... Vera
Senta Berger ... Francoise
Geneviève Cluny Geneviève Cluny ... Mimi
Jean Richard ... Siméon
Geneviève Kervine ... Nancy
Viktor de Kowa ... Loos
Werner Peters ... Zumbusch
Wolfgang Reichmann ... Hofbauer
Fritz Tillmann Fritz Tillmann ... General von Felseneck
Karl Schönböck ... Lovejoy
Peter Carsten ... Bastian
Günter Meisner ... Redner Meetingsaal
Hans W. Hamacher Hans W. Hamacher ... Kommissar Denis
Werner Finck


Bank accountant Thomas Lieven is forced to work as a triple agent for the British, the French and the Nazis.

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Comedy | Thriller


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West Germany | France



Release Date:

20 October 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Caviar See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Not a thriller - a hilarious comedy
14 December 2003 | by KnightMoveSee all my reviews

I don't understand how this one can be classified as a thriller. It is a comedy, and boy, a great one! We see O. W. Fischer playing a small English bank clerk and hobby cook at the onset of WW2. He is sent to Germany by his shady boss... and suddenly he finds himself on the parquet of international espionage, working as a multiple agent...

Even if the story seems to be serious sometimes, the humor is great, and all viewers will understand that everything will have a good end. Definitely worth a watch, one of the best (actually one of the very view good) German movies of the 60ies.

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