The Chaste Libertine

The Chaste Libertine (German: Der keusche Lebemann) is a 1952 West German comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Georg Thomalla, Joe Stöckel and Grethe Weiser.[1] It was based on a popular stage farce of the same title by Franz Arnold and Ernst Bach which had previously been turned into the 1931 film The Night Without Pause.

The Chaste Libertine
Georg Thomalla and Dorit Kreysler
Directed byCarl Boese
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written by
Music byMichael Jary
Edited byJohanna Meisel
Distributed byPrisma Film
Release date
17 July 1952
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Spandau Studios of Artur Brauner's CCC Films. The film's sets were designed by Emil Hasler and Walter Kutz.


When his wife suspects Julius Seibold her circus-owning husband of having an affair, he tries to allay her suspicions by suggesting that it is really his young assistant Max who is having a relationship with the woman, and that he is in fact a playboy. This invented lifestyle in turn attracts the Siebold's daughter to Max.



  1. Holmstrom p.209


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