Napoleon Is to Blame for Everything

Napoleon Is to Blame for Everything (German: Napoleon ist an allem schuld) is a 1938 German comedy film directed by Curt Goetz and starring Goetz, Valerie von Martens and Paul Henckels.[1] It marked the German debut of the Norwegian-born star Kirsten Heiberg.

Napoleon Is to Blame for Everything
Directed byCurt Goetz
Produced byGerhard Staab
Written by
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Edited byRené Métain
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 29 November 1938 (1938-11-29)
Running time
93 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Emil Hasler.

When Goetz and his wife subsequently emigrated from Nazi Germany the film was banned by Joseph Goebbels.


Lord Cavershott is a fanatical admirer of Napoleon to the extent that he neglects his own wife Josephine. While attending a conference in Paris to commemorate the French Emperor he becomes mixed up with an attractive young singer, leading to complications and much confusion.



  1. Kreimeier p. 287


  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.
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