Dr. Franz Braun is happily married to Charlotte, Professor Josef Stock is unhappily married to Mizzi Stock – who decides to chase Dr. Braun while Braun’s partner is hoping for an affair with Charlotte – and then things really get complicated.
Ernst Lubitsch is most famous today for his sound comedies, but his wit was as visual as it was verbal. This comedy, his first after being scooped up by Warner Bros., is a highlight, a turning point, and a masterclass in refined naughtiness from one of the silent era’s hottest directors.
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