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Kitty and the Great Big World (1956)

Kitty und die große Welt (original title)
Kitty is a musician 's daughter ,daddy plays in the fanfare which welcomes the ministers of the foreign affairs who come for an international conference in Geneva .

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Alfred Weidenmann

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Stefan Donat (play), Emil Burri (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Kitty Dupont
Karlheinz Böhm ... Robert Ashlin
O.E. Hasse ... Sir William Ashlin
Ernst Schröder Ernst Schröder ... Mr. Crawford - Sekretär
Paul Dahlke ... Henry Dupont
Alice Treff ... Luise Dupont
Peer Schmidt ... Boris Malewsky - Reporter
Ina Peters Ina Peters ... Jeanette
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Monsieur Jeannot
Martin Andreas Martin Andreas ... Ein Fischerjunge
Ernst Waldow Ernst Waldow ... Herr Franz
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ... Armand (as H.H. Schaufuß)
Sammy Drechsel Sammy Drechsel ... Rundfunkreporter
Rainer Penkert Rainer Penkert ... Hopkins
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Steel
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Kitty is a musician 's daughter ,daddy plays in the fanfare which welcomes the ministers of the foreign affairs who come for an international conference in Geneva . She works as a manicurist and ,by chance ,meets the English minister and becomes a prey to the tabloids ;to protect her ,the politician sends his nephew who,of course ,is going to fall for her.They go on a stroll by the banks of Genova Lake and enjoy cheese fondue . Meanwhile ,the uncle,who has never a penny in his pocket ,discovers the bistros ,he takes the bus as humble people do ;on the lake when the boy claims his due , the distinguished English has to row the boat ashore. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

September 1956 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitty See more »

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Rhombus Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although Willy Rösner is listed in some sources as the actor playing "Bistro-Wirt", in the final version of the movie Rudolf Rhomberg can be seen playing the part. See more »

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Remake of Kitty and the World Conference (1939) See more »

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Gib acht kleine Kitty
Music by Hans-Martin Majewski
Lyrics by Trude Hofmeister
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Zwei Franken,monsieur!
20 July 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

You do not change a winning team;the Romy Schneider/Karl Boehm partnership proved highly successful in the legendary "Sissi" which became one of the biggest blockbusters in fifties Europa and spawned two sequels (Romy turned down a hefty sum to make a fourth episode) So here they are again,but their numerous fans have got to be patient :it takes 48 minutes before they meet.

"Kitty Und Die Große Welt" is pleasant harmless stuff ,in the tradition of Schneider's very early roles;she was 16 (and not 18 ,as we are told in this movie)and portrays not an empress but a musician 's daughter ,a musician who plays in the fanfare which welcomes the ministers of the foreign affairs who come for an international conference in Geneva .

Kitty is a manicurist who ,by chance ,meets the English minister ("you could be my father")and becomes a prey to the tabloids ;to protect her ,the politician sends his nephew (Boehm) who,of course ,is going to fall for her.They go on a stroll by the banks of Genova Lake and enjoy cheese fondue (there's a similar scene in an inn in the second installment of the Sissi Saga).

Meanwhile ,the uncle,who has never a penny in his pocket ,discovers the bistros ,he takes the bus as humble people do ;the best scene takes place on the lake when the boy claims his due and the distinguished English has to row the boat ashore.

This is a simple comedy,but one that might possess considerable appeal for fans of Sissi .For those who like Schneider's later career,they'd better move on.As for me,I like Romy in any movie.


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