Monte Carlo Madness (1932 film)

Monte Carlo Madness is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Sari Maritza, Hans Albers and Charles Redgie.[1] It was an English-language version of the 1931 German film Bombs on Monte Carlo, which was based on the 1930 novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen. The screenplay concerns a captain who falls in love with a Queen in Monte Carlo. It cost 375,000 reichmarks to produce.[2]

Monte Carlo Madness
Directed byHanns Schwarz
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Starring
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Cinematography
Edited byWilly Zeyn
Production
company
Distributed byBritish International Pictures
Release date
  • 23 March 1932 (London)
  • 3 June 1932 (New York)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageEnglish

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut.

Plot

In Monte Carlo, a captain tries to raise the money to pay his crew at the gaming table, and meets and falls in love with a Queen.

Cast

Reception

The film was not a success with contemporary critics. A review in Film Pictorial observed that "Erich Pommer is a great producer, but in this film he does not live up to his established reputation.[3]

References

  1. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/63861
  2. Hardt p. 136
  3. Bergfelder & Cargnelli p. 51

Bibliography

  • Bergfelder, Tim; Cargnelli, Christian, eds. (2008). Destination London: German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925–1950. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-0-85745-019-7.
  • Hardt, Ursula (1996). From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-930-7.
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