Allotria (1936)

Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Allotria is a catch-all German word which roughly translates as "Hokum." And there's hokum in abundance when lascivious lothario Philip (Adolf Wohlbruck, aka Anton Walbrook) falls into a marriage trap concocted by Gaby (Jenny Jugo) and Viola (Renate Muller). Knowing that Philip prefers the sexual company of married women, Gaby and Viola exchange identities, much to the discomfort of Gaby's jealous husband David (Heinz Ruhmann). The misunderstandings multiply as the four protagonists attend the annual Monte Carlo motor race, then head off for a zany ocean voyage. On the basis of his past box-office track record, director Willie Forst was afforded a huge budget to complete Allotria, and the added expenditure was well worth it.



bachelor, con/scam, husband, jealousy, marriage, mistaken-identity, playboy, romance, seduction