Meyer from Berlin

Meyer from Berlin (German: Meyer aus Berlin) is a 1919 German silent comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda and Ethel Orff. It was part of the Sally series of films featuring Lubitsch as a sharp young Berliner of Jewish heritage.[2] It was Lubitsch's penultimate film as an actor, after 1920 he devoted himself entirely to screenwriting and directing.

Meyer from Berlin
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Written byHanns Kräly
Erich Schönfelder
StarringErnst Lubitsch
Ossi Oswalda
Ethel Orff
Heinz Landsmann
Music byAljoscha Zimmermann
CinematographyAlfred Hansen
Theodor Sparkuhl
Production
company
Distributed byUFA
Release date
17 January 1919[1]
Running time
58 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageSilent
German intertitles

Synopsis

Sally Meyer, a young Berliner, persuades his Doctor to convince his wife that he is ill, so that he is able to take a holiday in the Austrian Alps in order to pursue women. Meyer dresses up in what he considers Tyrolean attire. However, he mistakenly travels to the Bavarian Alps rather than Austria. Meyer becomes infatuated with Kitty, a young, attractive woman at the hotel where he is staying. His pursuit of her angers many of her other suitors who are also staying at the hotel. In order to impress Kitty, Meyer agrees rather reluctantly to climb Mount Watzmann. While they are approaching the summit, both Meyer's wife and Kitty's fiancée unexpectedly arrive from Berlin.

Cast

References

Bibliography

  • Eyman, Scott. Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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