This film is shot during January and February 1927 at
the Rex-Film Studio in Berlin (Müller Street/corner Seller Street).
July 28th 1927, the Censors (Filmprüfstelle Berlin) certify
it for viewing (document: B.
showing takes place
on December 16th 1927 in Berlin at the UT on Kurfürstendamm
(however, another source says that it was in the Ufa-Theater Königstadt).
appearing in Film-Kurier, Nr. 298, December
17th 1927, Hans Feld
writes: "A Hernfeldery (edit.: referring to co-authors' surname) about
an inheritance that throws the entire family into a heightened state of
excitement. Everything is based on the small legal
misunder-standing that an
heir must cover any
debts that the deceased has left, even above and beyond the amount of
Morgan leads the film with a sufficiently lengthy title intro-duction
in which he warns that, in this movie, there is no love story, violence
a promise which is kept.
Grüning and Erika Glässner play the only female roles. But, perhaps
to make up for this, the viewer
encounters all the more sons of Israel speaking,
complaining, hitting, getting hit and speaking again and again, until a
good uncle from Bentschen appears on the scene and repairs the damage.
Steinhoff, using the resources available to him and which probably were
limited, has made a neat film with a number of really good laughs.
Moviegoers, except perhaps the most inveterate antisemites, will find
this a welcome change from films about Rhein, operetta and Heidelberg."