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ICH GEH AUS UND DU BLEIBST DA (1931)

Camilla Horn, Berthe Ostyn and Hermine Sterler, Hans Behrendt
$9.99
'I Get Out and You Stay Here' is a German screwball comedy from 1931.  The year is significant.  At this point, Germany has recovered (somewhat) from the crippling economic problems of the 1920s that gave German filmgoers nothing to laugh about, but Hitler is still not yet in charge ... and not yet politically dominant enough to infect the proceedings of this film. Based on what we see here, Berlin in 1931 was a pretty nice place to live, and (for all I know) perhaps it was ... at least for people with a few Deutschemarks.  The very attractive (and very Aryan) actress Camilla Horn plays the floor model in a very swank boutique in Unter den Linden, Mitte Berlin.  Her job enables her to wear beautiful gowns and expensive furs, but she isn't paid much . She's engaged to a handsome young driving instructor (Hans Brausewetter), and it's understood that they'll marry as soon as they get a bit of money.  But no Pfennigs are on the horizon.  Camilla's employer (Margo Lion) locates a rich customer: a wealthy baron, very well played by Theodor Loos . Camilla's job requires her to be squired about at posh nightclubs and restaurants by the baron and other rich men, while wearing her employer's expensive outfits, in the hope of making some sales.  Naturally, this leaves poor Hans at home all alone with his engine idling, adjusting his stick shift.  Of course, Hans jumps to conclusions about Camilla's stage-door Johanns. But German sex farces (such as they were in the 1930s) were actually somewhat prudish, so there's never any doubt that Camilla is remaining chaste.  Even with her boyfriend, she follows a Hans-off policy.

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROX. 79 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL. GOOD FILM QUALITY OVERALL; SNOWY.

 

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