2 x 2 im Himmelbett (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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The cumbersome title of this German comedy was streamlined as The Loser Wins for non-German consumption. Georg Alexander plays young aristocrat Arnd Krusemark, who, while laid up in the hospital, takes a turn for the nurse-nurse Schwester Gesine (Carola Hohn), to be exact. When he announces his plans to marry Schwester, Krusemark is roundly chastized by his family, who are appalled that he wants to wed beneath his station. While the loud remonstrations of the hero's relatives consume most of the film's running time, the funniest scenes-notably a zany vignette in a tennis court-are visual. One gag involving a nude statue would seem to be an "homage" to the 1929 Laurel & Hardy comedy Wrong Again.

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aristocracy, doctor/nurse, family-disapproval, hospital, love, romance