The Jazzband Five (1932)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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The titular group is not a musical aggregation but a German acrobatic team. The lovely but unathletic Jenny Jugo is inadvertently signed on as one of the Jazzband Five. Failing miserably in rehearsals, she heads to a tavern for solace and liquid replenishment; here she meets handsome Theo Shall. When sneak thief Peter Lorre steals Shall's car, he implicates Jugo as his accomplice. This causes a rift in her new romance, but by film's end Jugo and Shall are back together--while the Jazzband Five place an ad for a new member. Released in Germany as Funf von der Jazzband, this breezy little comedy was written by Hermann Kosterlitz, who went on to Hollywood fame and fortune as writer/director Henry Koster.

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acrobatics, false-accusation, pub, crime