The Roundabouts of Handsome Karl

The Roundabouts of Handsome Karl (German: Die Umwege des schönen Karl) is a 1938 German comedy film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Heinz Rühmann, Karin Hardt and Sybille Schmitz. It portrays the experiences of a young waiter during the Great Depression.[1]

The Roundabouts of Handsome Karl
Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byHerbert Engelsing
Carl Froelich
Written byPaul Enderling
Harald Braun
Jacob Geis
Philipp Lothar Mayring
Klaus S. Richter
StarringHeinz Rühmann
Karin Hardt
Sybille Schmitz
Ernst Legal
Music byHanson Milde-Meissner
CinematographyReimar Kuntze
Edited byGustav Lohse
Carl Froelich Film
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
31 January 1938
Running time
101 minutes

Partial cast


  1. Hake p. 59


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-292-79830-4
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