DIE KEUSCHE SUSANNE

August 26, 2022

Year
1926
Directed by
Richard Eichberg
Production
Richard Eichberg-Film GmbH
Screenplay
Hans Sturm
Actors
Mit Ruth Weyher, Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Werner Fuetterer, Wilhelm Bendow, Sascha Bragowa, Jean Gilbert, Ernst Hofmann, Hans Junkermann
Length
61 Min.
Music
Silent Light Ensemble

Naughty Susanne (Ruth Weyher) leads an thrilling double life between her hometown and Paris: In her hometown in the provinces she is seen as the ever virtuous and down-to-earth girl next door, while in the metropolis, to which she regularly escapes, she is the queen of the night, fashionable and seductive, desired by many men. In Paris, she meets René (Willy Fritsch) and begins to court him, but she has an aristocratic rival: Jacqueline (Lilian Harvey). A lively love triangle ensues, complicated by the interventions of uncomprehending finger-wagging do-gooders. The story reaches its fitting finale at the Moulin Rouge.

Based on the popular operetta of the same name by Jean Gilbert, who appears in a cameo in the movie, this musical rom-com mixes French ésprit, the big-city tempo, and the dance-loving spirit of the 1920s with a healthy dash of frivolity. Here, Lilian Harvey and Willy Fritsch, the later dream couple of the UFA talkie era, appear in their first – albeit silent – film together.

Music

Silent Light Ensemble

The music for DIE KEUSCHE SUSANNE is presented by the Silent Light Ensemble under the direction of pianist, composer and arranger Ekkehard Wölk, with the addition of violinist Matthias Leupold. The ensemble will premiere a composition inspired by Jean Gilbert's operetta of the same name. read more

Venue

Museumsinsel / Kolonnadenhof
Berlin Mitte

Bodestrasse 1-3

10178 Berlin

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