The House in Montevideo (1951 film)

The House in Montevideo (German: Das Haus in Montevideo) is a 1951 West German comedy film directed by Curt Goetz and Valérie von Martens and starring Goetz, von Martens, Albert Florath and Lia Eibenschütz. It is an adaptation of Goetz's 1945 comic play The House in Montevideo. Goetz and von Martens had frequently played the lead parts on the stage. The play was later adapted into another film of the same title in 1963.

The House in Montevideo
Directed by
Produced byHans Domnick
Written by
  • Curt Goetz (play)
  • Hans Domnick
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyWerner Krien
Distributed byHerzog-Filmverleih
Release date
8 November 1951
Running time
106 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Gottingen Studios and on location at Cuxhaven and the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. The film's sets were designed by the art director Emil Hasler.



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