Diskretion - Ehrensache (1938)

Run Time - 91 min.  |  
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The zany German "chase" comedy Diskretion-Ehrensache (Discretion-Word of Honor) was adapted from a novel by Von Hannes Peter Stolp. Heli Finkenzeller plays American heiress Mary Hopkins, who at the beginning of the film is forced into an engagement with a titled nobleman. Hoping to extricate herself from this unwanted union, Mary deliberately gets herself mixed up in a romantic scandal, hoping that the shame she brings upon her name will scotch the wedding plans. Swept up in Mary's scheme is eccentric inventor Peter Parker (Hans Holt), who agrees to elope with the girl provided that there aren't any strings attached. By the time the film reaches its riotous conclusion, of course, Mary and Peter have fallen genuinely in love.

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aristocracy, chase, con/scam, eccentric, engagement, heir, inventor, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, romance, scandal, seduction