Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ...
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Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers.Written by
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The play "Jacobowsky und der Oberst" by Franz Werfel opened in Basel, Switzerland in the early 1940s. The American version "Jacobowsky and the Colonel" opened at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York on 14 March 1944 and closed in 10 March 1945 after 417 performances. The opening night cast included Annabella, Louis Calhern as the Colonel, Oskar Karlweis as S.L. Jacobowsky, Harold Vermilyea as a Gestapo Official and J. Edward Bromberg as Szabuniewicz. See more »
Although the story takes place in 1940, all of Nicole Maurey's hairstyles and costumes are strictly in the 1958 mode. See more »
This is a movie based on a play by Franz Werfel who had the "priviledge" of being the writer whose books Hitler vowed to burn first. Luckily, he was able to escape Europe and come to America. As a side note--he was married to Alma Mahler Werfel--Mahler's widow who managed to marry or live with many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. But Werfel had quite a time trying to escape Hitler and his play was about this story. When the play came to Broadway it was softened and a lot of humor was added. The movie is more true to the Broadway play. And it is a WONDERFUL movie. Full of suspense, humor, innocence and evil. All the acting is wonderful. Danny Kaye does a wonderful job in the lead. It is not like any of his other movies. Black and white and beautiful. Worth whatever trouble you have in finding it.
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