Bigamy (1927 film)

Bigamy (German: Bigamie) is a 1927 German silent drama film directed by Jaap Speyer and starring Heinrich George, Maria Jacobini and Anita Dorris.

Bigamy
Directed byJaap Speyer
Produced byMax Glass
Written byMax Glass
StarringHeinrich George
Maria Jacobini
Anita Dorris
Ernő Verebes
Music byWalter Ulfig
CinematographyArpad Viragh
Production
company
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
27 September 1927
CountryGermany
LanguageSilent
German intertitles

Cast

Plot

Plumber Otto Engel has been abandoned by his wife Ada. He gets along really well with Elise, the girl living above his workshop and store. When he finally musters up the courage to ask her out to a variety show, he is utterly shocked to see his runaway wife Ada on stage as a dancer. Otto and Ada decide to try and patch up their marriage, so she returns home. But the theatre keeps drawing Ada and after a short time she leaves for the second time. Elise puts Otto back on his feet again and the two choose to live together. When Ada does not respond to his request for divorce, Otto arranges a false death certificate. Otto and Elise get married, are happy and have a son. Until Ada suddenly returns and accuses Otto of bigamy. In court, Ada is deeply impressed by Elise and Otto's son. She takes some poison and dies on the spot. The Engel family can live on in peace.

Bibliography

  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.


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