Die Puppe.

#95

Germany | 64 min.

1.37:1 OAR

black & white

monaural

Special Features


• New, officially licenced transfer from restored materials

• New and improved optional English subtitles with original German-language intertitles

• New and exclusive concertina score composed, performed, and recorded by Bernard Wrigley

• New short essay by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky


• Six ThinPaks enclosed in a hardbox

• Accompanied by Robert Fischer’s feature-length 2006 documentary Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood

• Newly commissioned scores

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Die Puppe.

Ernst Lubitsch, 1919


“Four amusing acts from a toy-chest” — so reads the opening title of the comic masterpiece Die Puppe. [The Doll.] adapted by Lubitsch and co-scenarist Hanns Kräly from a libretto by A. M. Wilner (based in turn on a tale from E. T. A. Hoffmann). Ossi Oswalda stars in a double-role as both the mischievous daughter, and automatonic creation, of a wildly coiffed “dollmaker”. When a wealthy baron decides the time has come for his prudish nephew to take a wife, an uproariously ribald plot unwinds into what is perhaps the world’s first-ever sex-doll comedy.


Only available as part of the boxset:
LUBITSCH IN BERLIN: FAIRY-TALES, MELODRAMAS, AND SEX COMEDIES: SIX FILMS BY ERNST LUBITSCH, 1918–1921

LUBITSCH IN BERLIN BOXSET