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::1927 - Cafe Electric / Café Elektric (Die Liebesbörse / Wenn ein Weib den Weg verliert)



Austria 1927
Sascha-Film
black & white

Synopsis:
Wealthy party girl Erni (Marlene Dietrich) and purse snatcher Ferdi (Willi Forst) meet one night at the infamous Café Electric, a local haunt for the lower depths of society. Erni is more smitten than the duplicitous Ferdi, and agrees to help him pay off his sizable gambling debt - by stealing from her successful contractor father.

Cast:
WILLI FORST (Ferdl)
MARLENE DIETRICH (Erni Göttlinger)
FRITZ ALBERTI (Kommerzialrat Göttlinger, her Father)
ANNY COTY (his Girlfriend)
IGO SYM (Max Stöger, Architect)
VERA SALVOTTI (Paula)
NINA VANNA (Hansi)
WILHELM VÖLKER (Dr. Lehner)
ALBERT E. KERSTEN (Herr Zerner)
also Dolly Davis

Crew:
GUSTAV UCICKY (Director)
JACQUES BACHRACH (Screenplay)
HANS ANDROSCHIN (Camera)
ARTUR BERGER (Art Director)
KARL HARTL (Assistant Director)
based on the stage play »Die Liebesbörse« by FELIX FISCHER

Length:
2400m

Production:
Summer 1927, Vienna

Premiere:
25 November 1927, Vienna
German Premiere: 22 March 1928, Emelka-Palast, Berlin