Quick (1932)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany  |  
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Though Lillian Harvey is the star of Quick, the title character is played by the versatile French character actor Jules Berry. The story is set among an acting troupe, with leading lady Harvey falling in love with a clown. However, she loves him only when they're on stage together; offstage, Harvey barely acknowledges Berry's existence. It takes a lot of work on Berry's part before the heroine finally learns to love him for himself, and not just for the character he plays. Quick is the French-language version of the German musical drama of the same name, in which Lillian Harvey co-starred with Hans Albers.

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acting troupe, behind-the-scenes, clown, love, romance