Spiel Auf Der Tenne (1937)

Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Xavier Rossmair (Joe Stockel) is a ruddy-faced, good-hearted rural innkeeper who hopes to improve the local tourist trade. With several of his rustic friends, Xavier organizes a theatrical troupe, intending to put on plays for the entertainment and edification of big-city visitors. Alas, the members of the troupe become hopelessly stage-struck, and before long all of them are drawing up plans to leave the community and head to Berlin for fame and fortune. The would-be actors are finally convinced to stay put by a series of unexpected romances and an even more unexpected "mass marriage." Though German through-and-through in conception and execution, Spiel auf der Tenne (The Play on the Tenne) contains enough recognizable truths to appeal to an American audience.

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behind-the-scenes, innkeeper, stars [celebrities], tourist