Her Highness the Saleswoman

Her Highness the Saleswoman (German: Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin) is a 1933 German comedy film directed by Karl Hartl and starring Liane Haid, Willi Forst and Paul Kemp.[1] [2] The film is based on the play My Sister and I by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam. Location shooting took place around Lake Constance and Lindau in Bavaria.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art director Werner Schlichting. It premiered in Hamburg and first appeared in Berlin at the city's Gloria-Palast.[4] A separate French-language version The Princess's Whim was also produced.

Her Highness the Saleswoman
Directed byKarl Hartl
Written byKarl Hartl
Based onMy Sister and I by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil
Produced byFritz Klotsch
Arnold Pressburger
Gregor Rabinovitch
StarringLiane Haid
Willi Forst
Paul Kemp
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byRené Métain
Music byRalph Benatzky
Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Distributed byUFA
Release date
4 November 1933
Running time
82 minutes

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The temperamental Princess Irene falls in love with the literary historian André, but he dislikes her behaviour. Shen then pursues him pretending to be Irene's poor younger sister, who is struggling to make a living as a saleswoman in a shoe shop.

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  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Klaus, Ulrich J. Deutsche Tonfilme: Jahrgang 1933. Klaus-Archiv, 1988.
  • Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press, 1996.

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