Das Schoene Abenteuer (1932)

Genres - Romance  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Writer Emeric Pressburger is best known for his 1940s British film collaborations with producer/director Michael Powell. In a previous life, however, Pressburger toiled away in the German film industry. Beautiful Adventure was adapted by Pressburger and director Reinhold Schuenzel from a French stage play by Etienne Rey and Robert DeFlers. Ida Wuest stars as a lovely fraulein engaged to a corpulent man of wealth. She runs off on the day of her wedding with the man she really loves, sparking a merry chase throughout Europe. This was the sort of frothily foolish fare that German film fans ate up both before and after the advent of Hitler.

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engagement, fake, fortuneteller, heir, jilted, jokes, kidnapping, love, love-triangle, marriage-arranged, musical [play], songwriter