Café Elektric

Café Elektric (1927) is an Austrian film directed by Gustav Ucicky.[1]

Café Elektric
Film poster
Directed byGustav Ucicky
Produced byCount Sascha Kolowrat-Krakowski
Written byJacques Bachrach
Felix Fischer (play)
StarringMarlene Dietrich
Willi Forst
Music byGerhard Gruber
CinematographyHans Androschin
Distributed bySascha-Film
Release date
25 November 1927
Running time
80 minutes


Erni (Marlene Dietrich), the daughter of a wealthy industrialist Göttlinger (Fritz Alberti) falls for a pickpocket Fredl (Willi Forst), but Fredl prefers Hansi (Nina Vanna), a prostitute at the Café Elektric. Max (Igo Sym) who is a Göttlinger architect, loves Erni, until he discovers her relationship with Fredl. Recuperating at the Café Elektric, Max falls in love with Hansi. Göttlinger also liked Hansi, so he fired Max. Max now lives in need with reformed Hansi, but leaves her when he suspects she has returned to prostitution. At the Café Elektric Fredl stabs Hansi. Max now is a reporter who covers the story. Since Hansi is innocent, they reunite.[2]



  1. ^ Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend. U of Minnesota Press. ISBN 9781452929972.
  2. ^ Chandler, Charlotte (29 March 2011). Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781439188446.

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