Sehnsucht 202 (English title: Longing 202) is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Max Neufeld and distributed by UFA. Sehnsucht 202 was Luise Rainer's film debut.
|Directed by||Max Neufeld|
|Produced by||Arnold Pressburger|
|Written by||Emeric Pressburger|
Irma von Cube
|Music by||Richard Fall|
|Edited by||Else Baum|
Set in Vienna, the film focuses on Magda and Kitty, two young women who reply to a newspaper advertisement and are contacted by the two young owners of a parfume store. Because their replies were confused with that of a flirtatious stenographer, the two men have different intentions than the girls and complications ensue.
- Magda Schneider as Magda
- Luise Rainer as Kitty
- Fritz Schulz as Bobby
- Paul Kemp as Silber
- Rolf von Goth as Harry
- Attila Hörbiger as Paul, Magda's brother
- Mizi Griebl as Magda's mother
- Hans Thimig as Beamter
The film was received generally well. The New York Times praised Magda Schneider, calling her "impersonally pleasing as ever". The reviewer furthermore said: "Fritz Schulz did not let a comedy point get by and the cast was rounded smoothly by Rolf van Goth and Paul Kemp. Richard Fall has composed a song, "Mein Schatz, ich bin in Dein Parfüm verliebt" ("Sweetheart, I'm in Love With Your Perfume"), which will have a bad break if it remains within Central European dance orchestra borders. I have spent many worse two hours with camera and microphone."
Because of the film's success, two alternate versions were made and released shortly later: Une jeune fille et un million (1932), a French version, and Milyon avcilari (1934), a Turkish version.
- Trask, C. Hooper (1932-11-13). "Complications From Advertising". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
- "Overview for Sehnsucht 202 (1932)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2010-01-28.