Komedie om geld

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Summary

Tragicomedy about a collecting clerk who is falsely accused of stealing the money entrusted to him.

In order to lend some pre-crisis cheer to its fifteenth anniversary, the owners of the Tuschinsky theatre decided to treat the public to a comedy. Max Ophüls, who had left Germany for the Netherlands after making such stylish films as Die verkaufte Braut (1932) and Liebelei (1933), was contracted to direct Komedie om geld. Ophüls turns the story - about a collecting clerk who falls on his feet - into a gripping narrative accompanied by slightly moralistic, Brechtian voice-over.

The film was praised for its foreign allure, brilliant photography and first-class acting. The critics singled out nineteen year-old Rini Otte and old hand Herman Bouber for their splendid performances. Oddly enough, audiences did not take to the film and it was to remain Ophüls' only Dutch effort.

Information

original title
Komedie om geld
foreign release title
The Trouble with Money
production year
1936
censorship date
21-10-1936
release date
30-10-1936
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
director
producer

Images

Cast

Actor

Crew

Technical notations

language
Dutch
original length
2920
censorship length
2920
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
11

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 138

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D2073)

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