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Three from the Filling Station (1930)

Die Drei von der Tankstelle (original title)
Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Wilhelm Thiele
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lilian Harvey ... Lilian Cossmann
Willy Fritsch ... Willy Helbing
Oskar Karlweis ... Kurt
Heinz Rühmann ... Hans
Fritz Kampers ... Konsul Cossmann
Olga Tschechowa ... Edith von Turoff
Kurt Gerron ... Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kalmus
Gertrud Wolle Gertrud Wolle ... Secretary
Felix Bressart ... Gerichtsvollzieher / Bailiff
Leo Monosson ... Sänger
Lewis Ruth Band Lewis Ruth Band ... Orchester
Comedian Harmonists ... Barkeeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Biberti ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erwin Bootz ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
Erich A. Collin ... Barmann (as Comedian Harmonists)
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Storyline

Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1930 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Good Friends See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was the first operetta made by German studio UFA. See more »

Connections

Edited into Prisoner of Paradise (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Halloh! Du süße Frau!
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Sung by Lilian Harvey and Oskar Karlweis
Danced by Lilian Harvey
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A true entertainer well worth its salt.
6 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

This is not a kind of film which your neighborhood Goethe Institut would like to screen for you.The reason is that in the past it was not at all considered an auteur film and as it was more of a song and dance film which according to cultural authorities would not appeal to serious film viewers.However with the passage of time the official status of this film has changed a lot and fortunately it is currently considered as one of the 100 most influential films of the rich history of German cinema.The film is a very nice comic tale of three men in love with a rich girl.This may sound trite but in 1930 when it was made there was hardly any current of such type of films.That is the reason why this film is really unique in the annals of German cinema.A great film to cheer you up when you feel complete lost and return home with a woebegone look on your face.


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