The Doll (1919 film)

The Doll (German: Die Puppe) is a 1919 German romantic fantasy comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch.[1][2][3][4] The film is loosely based on the same short story which inspired the ballet Coppélia and the operetta La poupée by Edmond Audran.

Die Puppe
Theatrical poster to The Doll (1919)
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Produced byPaul Davidson
Written byNovel:
E.T.A. Hoffmann
La poupée
by Edmond Audran
Maurice Ordonneau
Alfred Maria Willner
Hanns Kräly
Ernst Lubitsch
StarringOssi Oswalda
Hermann Thimig
Victor Janson
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Kurt Waschneck
Distributed byUFA
Release date
5 December 1919
Running time
70 minutes
CountryWeimar Republic
LanguageSilent film


DVD releases

The film was released in the US by Kino Lorber as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin" in 2007 with English intertitles. It was also released in the UK by Eureka's Masters of Cinema series as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies" in 2010 with German intertitles and English subtitles.


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