Tomfoolery (film)

Tomfoolery (German: Allotria) is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Willi Forst and starring Renate Müller, Jenny Jugo and Anton Walbrook.[1] It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 12 June 1936. 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.

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Directed byWilli Forst
Produced byFritz Klotsch
Written byJochen Huth
Willi Forst
StarringRenate Müller
Jenny Jugo
Anton Walbrook
Heinz Rühmann
Music byPeter Kreuder
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Theodore J. Pahle
Edited byHans Wolff
Release date
12 June 1936
Running time
94 minutes

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.“)



  1. ^ Hake p.58


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.

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