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Die Puppe. [The Doll.]

Die Puppe. [The Doll.]

Ernst Lubitsch ,

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Runtime:

64

Aspect Ratio:

1.33:1

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Black & White

Certificate:

PG

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English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

 

“Four amusing acts from a toy-chest” — so reads the opening title of the comic masterpiece Die Puppe. [The Doll.] adapted by Lubitsch and co-scenarist Hanns Kräly from a libretto by A. M. Wilner (based in turn on a tale from E. T. A. Hoffmann). Ossi Oswalda stars in a double-role as both the mischievous daughter, and automatonic creation, of a wildly coiffed “dollmaker”. When a wealthy baron decides the time has come for his prudish nephew to take a wife, an uproariously ribald plot unwinds into what is perhaps the world’s first-ever sex-doll comedy.

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Lubitsch in Berlin: Six Films 1918-1921
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  • New, officially licenced transfer from restored materials
  • New and improved optional English subtitles with original German-language intertitles
  • New and exclusive concertina score composed, performed, and recorded by Bernard Wrigley
  • New short essay by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky in the accompanying booklet

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