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ABENTEUER IM GRAND HOTEL (1943)

Carola Höhn, Maria Andergast and Wolf Albach-Retty, Ernst Marischka
$10.99


Der verarmte Graf Lerchenau arbeitet unter dem Namen Rudi Lindt als Chauffeur. Weil er bei den Damen so beliebt ist, verliert er jedoch seine bisherige Stelle. Sein früherer Diener Franz hält immer noch zu ihm und versucht, Rudi reich zu verheiraten. Im Grand-Hotel allerdings, wo er eine passende Dame treffen soll, flirtet Rudi stattdessen mit der reizenden Alice. Um eine Stelle bei dem Unternehmer Ottokar Frühwirt zu erhalten, stellt Rudi sich als Graf Lerchenau selbst ein Zeugnis aus. Doch dann will Frühwirt mit Lerchenau sprechen, und Franz muss die Rolle des Grafen spielen. Alice, so stellt sich heraus, ist Frühwirts Nichte. Als sie erfährt, dass Rudi nur Chauffeur ist, will sie nichts mehr mit ihm zu tun haben.

The impoverished Count Lerchenau works under the name Rudi Lindt as a chauffeur. Because he is so well-loved by women, he lost his last position. His former servant Franz has not abandoned him in his time of need and the servant keeps trying to find a rich bride for the former Count. In the Grand Hotel, where the Count is supposed to be finding a suitable mate, he instead flirts with the attractive Alice. In order to get a job with the employer Ottokar Fruhwirt, Rudi uses Count Lerchenau as a reference. But then the employer wants to speak with Lerchenau and Franz has to play the role of the Count! Alice, it turns out, is the employer's niece. When she finds out that Rudi is only a chauffeur, she wants nothing to do with him.

 
 
THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE 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): 

 

·        Digital Quality? - no, but excellently restored version

·        Sharp border features  (edges of faces, buildings, etc.)? -  yes

·        Sharpness within the border features  (inside the borders of the face, for example)? - yes

·        Snow, waviness, lines or any other distortions? - minor snow and dropouts

·        Other notable issues? - minor synchronization issues between sound and picture at times.  Overall, very decent picture quality

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  82 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  25 mins

 

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