• A Crazy Idea

    1932. Germany. Kurt Gerron. 85 min.

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Crazy Idea

    1932. Germany. Directed by Kurt Gerron. Screenplay by Philipp Lothar Mayring, Friedrich Zeckendorf, from the play by Karl Laufs. With Willy Fritsch, Jakob Tiedtke, Max Adalbert, Heinz Salfner. A wily nephew turns a mansion in the mountains into a hotel with a floor show in this musical comedy, winningly directed by the actor Gerron. Gerron was later forced to make the Nazi propaganda film The Führer Gives the Jews a City while incarcerated in Theresienstadt, after which he was transferred to Auschwitz and murdered. Courtesy of Murnau Foundation. In German; English subtitles. 85 min.

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