... UND DAS IST DIE HAUPTSACHE!? - EINE BALLNACHT

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... UND DAS IST DIE HAUPTSACHE!? - EINE BALLNACHT

Joe May
D, 1931
Fiction, 86min, OF

... UND DAS IST DIE HAUPTSACHE!? - EINE BALLNACHT

Joe May
D, 1931
Fiction, 86min, OF

Cast: 
Nora Gregor
Renée Reottlinck
Ursula Grabley
Pixi
Harry Liedke
Werner Roettlinck
Robert Thoerden
Hochstapler, Fürst
Ferdinand Hart
Bittrich
Otto Walburg
Kloepel, ein Maler
Fritz Odemar
Kriminalkommissar Schierling
Jakob Tiedke
Diener
Julius Falkenstein
Ballbesucher
Ernst Duschy
Lumpensammler
A. Bernauer
Peterl Roettlinck
Julius E. Hermann
Trude Lehmann
Rolf Müller
Ernst Pröckl
Tony Tetzlaff
Viktor Schwannecke
Screenplay: 
Adolf Lanz
Manuskript: Richard Duschinsky
Sound: 
Walter Tjaden
Camera: 
Otto Kanturek
Composer: 
Walter Jurmann; Musikalische Leitung: Willy Schmidt-Gentner; Lied-Texte: Fritz Rotter
Kapelle: Mitja Nikisch Gesang: Big and Doug
Decoration: 
Otto Hunte
Costume: 
Tichomar Varady

Production: 
May-Film AG für Deutsches Lichtspiel Syndikat AG
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

For just one wild night everything seems possible: The husband longs for a fling with young Pixi who is so clearly infatuated with him, the wife (Nora Gregor) falls prey to the charms of a fraud who calls himself a Prince. In his hotel room she almost loses more than just her jewellery. In the end nothing has happened, but that does not mean a happy ending. The question is yet to be answered: What is it that really matters? Joe May, a pioneer of the german talkie, turns this drama about love, sex, deceit and infidelity into a showcase for the splendid work of Otto Kantureks «unchained» camera.