Length: 2390 Meters
On August 8th 1928, the Censors (Filmprüfstelle Berlin) certify this
film for viewing (document: B. 19689, Jv).
showing takes place
on August 9th 1928 in Berlin at the Beba-Palast Atrium.
story of two funny guys from Berlin.
a fragrant bouquet of "Berlin" film humor is thrust under our noses.
(...) Three comics in front of the camera..., still another for the
titles - how much funnier can it get - is the only fear that one feels.
A team who, together with the writers and director, work their magic.
The unbound comedy trio
Arno, Teddy Bill and Fritz Schultz, admirably meet the demands of their
protagonist Fred Sauer and the co-authors, playing out their triumphs in
improvisation, namely Siegfried Arno who in a frightening manner breaks
loose and runs amuck: but from time to time
all of them remember Werder, their partners and the
director. (...) The grotesque binds. But, with
Arno, one may dare to make a German Grotesque (also with Schultz and
Bill). And the film thrives
on the fact that these jokesters are left to work without
restriction. Arno in the first place. A hard
hitting guy with swinging rhythm. This time he
understands the humor of the contemporary
technical human clown. He races through space like a motorized
marionette without making a single
The situation contracts and then explodes again without interruption in
this tragedy which is billed beyond the brim
with a comedy atmosphere.
We've already seen him (Arno) much blander and
more stereotyped. For once he was able to really let loose. When will we
see him collect all his strength in a grotesque of his own? (Incidently,
don't get caught up in the length of
his nose - Chaplin's shoes are even longer)
Teddy Bill &
...Two Merry Guys from Berlin
...Frau Pieske, the Inn Keeper from Werder
...Mr. Morray, baptized in Spree River Water
...Gent from Blasius
...Gustav the Coachman
Directed by Fred Sauer
by Herbert Juttke
& George C. Klaren
Filming directed by Rolf Eckbauer
Movie Theater Music by Walter Ulfig
sets by Kurt Richter
Production company is
Essem-Film-Prod. GmbH, Berlin
Original Rental by