The Uncle from America

The Uncle from America (German: Der Onkel aus Amerika) is a 1953 West German comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Hans Moser, Georg Thomalla and Joe Stöckel.[1] It was based on a play by Ferdinand Altenkirch which had previously been made into the 1932 film No Money Needed.

The Uncle from America
Directed byCarl Boese
Produced by
Written by
Music byLotar Olias
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byJohanna Meisel
Distributed byPrisma Film
Release date
26 January 1953
Running time
98 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Grave and Walter Kutz.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 519


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