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Amphitryon (1935) Reinhold Schunzel; Willy Fritsch, Kathe Gold
Amphitryon (1935) Reinhold Schunzel;  Willy Fritsch, Kathe Gold


 
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In German with English subtitles.

Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. Failing in this, he disguises himself as Amphitryon (Alkemene's husband) and tries again. Next morning Amphitryon and his men come back from war; he suspects adultery and wants a divorce. Jupiter's wive Juno now also comes to earth and clears things up.

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Prewar German delight December 25, 2014
Reviewer: Patrick Perry from Cape Cod, MA  
I'd seen this odd production screened years ago at a German film fest in L.A. and was completely taken by it.  I finally found a copy through Movie Detective:  beautiful definition print, clear subtitles, a professional job all around.  A 1935 German operetta with surprisingly racy undertones (no prudish Code censorship in foreign countries!).  Thank you for bringing it back for viewers in the 21st century.

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The Gods at Play November 22, 2014
Reviewer: F. Hounder Clay from Reynoldsburg, OH United States  
Mark Twain once said of the Grecian Gods: "They came down from Olympus and had wonderful times with those hot young blossoms". That sums up this wonderfully fun film from director Reinhold Schünzel, who also helmed the original Victor/Victoria; also found here on Moviedetectiv.net - Buy them both.

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