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MAN BRAUCHT KEIN GELD (1932) * with improved picture and switchable, English subtitles *

Carl Boese Writers: Károly Nóti (as Karl Noti), Hans Wilhelm Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Heinz Rühmann, Hans Moser
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Family Brandt has lost its fortune in oil speculation, and they have great debts at the local bank. This one is threatened with its own crash due to lack of money. The only hope is Brandt's uncle Thomas Hoffman, an American millionaire, who is coming for a visit. Bank Accountant Schmidt uses his own money to welcome him properly, presenting himself as Brandt's daughter's fiance, but it turns out, that Hoffmann never was a millionaire, in fact he still owns the city of Chicago about $100 for medical treatment. Yet with his existence alone he starts a big scheme to bring back prosperity. Surprisingly it works, yet there are some problems: FIRST -  Chicago wants the money back, asking at the foreign office in Berlin for help, and SECOND - Hoffmann does not like the scheme at all, and tries to go back to his quiet and peaceful Chicago. 

Heinz Schmidt ist ein einfacher Bankangestellter im von der Weltwirtschaftskrise geschüttelten Deutschland von 1931. Die Bank des kleinen Städtchens Groditzkirchen steht wie viele Bankunternehmen kurz vor der Pleite. Als der Unternehmer Brandt ebenfalls durch Spekulationen in die Krise gerät, hat Schmidt einen Einfall. Er macht aus dem armen Thomas Hoffmann einen reichen Onkel aus Amerika. Fortan wird Hoffmann von der Obrigkeit hofiert. Über diesen Schwindel kommt Schmidt der hübschen Käthe Brandt näher, die eine Nichte von Hoffmann ist. Als Schmidt auch noch einen Ölboom inszeniert, verlieren die Familie Brandt wie auch alle übrigen vollends den Blick für die Realität. Selbst als der Schwindel auffliegt, verlangen sie von Schmidt, dass er das Spiel weiter aufrechterhält, da Groditzkirchen mittlerweile von überall her Kredite erhält und sich so zu einer boomenden Stadt entwickelt hat. 

DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 92 mins.  See film samples to compare quality.

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You Do Not Need Money, but Hedy Lamar is the prize in this imaginative comedy of a good hearted con artist whose scheme works!, 8/11/2019 12:27 PM
From: Guest
Germany 1931 in the time of the world economic crisis. The bank of the small town of Groditzkirchen, like many banking companies, is about to go bankrupt. After all the only thing the safe is used for is to hold lunch! As the entrepreneur Brandt also gets into the crisis by local oil speculation, he puts his hopes on a supposedly rich uncle from America, who has announced his arrival. 

SPOILERS: When the uncle, Thomas Hoffmann, turns out to be completely impoverished, the simple bank employee Heinz Schmidt forces him to play the millionaire. Schmidt stages an oil boom, which brings prosperity to nearly everyone in the city. As the scam flies, Schmidt convinces the dignitaries of the city that it is best for all to treat Hoffmann as a millionaire and dedicate a statue to him as planned. (Hoffmann's comment: "I have always been a decent person, and yet I should now get a monument. ") For Schmidt, the fraud is mainly for the conquest of the pretty Käthe Brandt (a very young and beautiful Hedy Lamar). An advanced engagement of convince is followed by an actual marriage and, most recently, the rapprochement of the two. An excellent early romantic comedy.
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