Max Adalbert plays Herr Doktor Lietzow, the mayor of the little German town of Kyritz. Twenty years earlier, he had a fling, which resulted in an illegitimate daughter. The girl has grown to adulthood without ever meeting her father or seeing a photograph of him. Now, all of a sudden, Lietzow decides to go to Berlin to meet his daughter ... and to get away from Frau Lietzow for a while. The mayor enlists the aid of his two cronies, Piepenberg the pharmacist (Henry Bender) and Rux the wine merchant (Paul Hoerbiger). The three of them cook up an excuse for a dirty weekend in Berlin, telling their wives they're going on a business trip. Lietzow telegrams his daughter, telling her which train he and his two beer-buddies will be on. Next door over from the little burg of Kyritz is the slightly more cosmopolitan burg of Pyritz. En route to Berlin, the three 'bachelors' decide to get off in Pyritz for a drink. Meanwhile, three male musicians from the local Sängerbund board the train at Pyritz. Of course, Lietzow and his pals miss the train. The trio of yodelers arrive in Berlin. And, of course, the daughter and her landlady mistake these three Kappellmeisters for Lietzow and his buddies.
THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).
DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).
QUALITY (of feature film only):
· Sharpness of picture? - snowy, but watchable
LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM: 81 mins.
LENGTH OF NEWSREEL: 19 mins.