Bag Københavns Kulisser (1935)

Run Time - 81 min.  |  
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Seemingly a lost film, this Danish farce marked the second screen appearance of Hollywood-bound Osa Massen, here still billed under her real name, Aase Madsen. She played Eva, a chorus girl, who, it is rumored, obtains the leading role in a new revue solely because of her connection with a rich banker (Arne Weel). The theater's prima donna (Else Marie) is summarily fired and is soon out for revenge. Everything is solved to everyone's satisfaction in the end, of course. The Danish press had little good to say about the film or the delectable Massen, whom one surly reviewer found "totally lacking in talent." The brunette beauty later proved him wrong, of course, by delivering good performances in such Hollywood films as A Woman's Face (1941) and Deadline at Dawn (1946). Bag København's Kulisser, which translates into something like "Behind the Footlights of Copenhagen," was based on a 1933 German film, ...und Wer Kusst Mich?, remade in Great Britain in 1937 as Paradise for Two.