Tomfoolery (German: Allotria) is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Willi Forst and starring Renate Müller, Jenny Jugo and Anton Walbrook.[1] It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Kurt Herlth and Werner Schlichting. It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 12 June 1936.

Directed byWilli Forst
Written by
Produced byFritz Klotsch
Edited byHans Wolff
Music byPeter Kreuder
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
12 June 1936
Running time
94 minutes

Synopsis edit

A pair of friends fall in love with the same woman, before realizing they are really in love with two other women. Racing to his romantic interest, one of the friends (Heinz Rühmann) takes by chance part in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Reception edit

Joseph Goebbels remarked: "Quite energetic and lively. But it's overdone and therefore not totally satisfying. Less would be more." (original: „Sehr flott und mit viel Tempo. Aber übertrieben an Effekten, und darum nicht ganz befriedigend. Weniger wäre mehr.“)

Cast edit

References edit

  1. ^ Hake p.58
  2. ^ Klaus p.19

Bibliography edit

  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
  • Klaus, Ulrich J. Deutsche Tonfilme: Jahrgang 1936. Klaus-Archiv, 1988.

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