Johnny stiehlt Europa (1932)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Sports Comedy  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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The irrepressible Harry Piel is both star and director of Jonny Stiehlt Europa (Johnny Steals Europa). Europa is the name of a prize mare, owned by hero Jonny (Piel). Slated to run in the Grand Prix in Nice, Europa is suddenly claimed by Jonny's creditors. Our hero is forced to steal back the nag before the Big Race, which is ultimately won by Guess Who? Darry Holm co-stars as an American heiress with whom Jonny falls head over heels in love. While it's true that Harry Piel tended to limit himself to territory previously mapped out by Douglas Fairbanks Sr., all of his films were hugely successful, so who could argue with his strict adherence to formula?




heir, horse, horse-racing