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Hocuspocus (1930)

Hokuspokus (original title)
Filmed from April 24th through May 15th 1930 in the Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, the outdoor Scenes were shot at Werbellinsee. On June 13th 1930 the Censors disallowed projection of this film... See full synopsis »

Director:

Gustav Ucicky

Writers:

Curt Goetz (play), Walter Reisch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oskar Homolka ... Grandt
Gustaf Gründgens ... Dr. Wilke
Otto Wallburg ... Dr. Schüler
Ferdinand von Alten Ferdinand von Alten ... Lindborg
Harry Halm ... Kolbe
Rudolf Biebrach Rudolf Biebrach ... Morchen
Lilian Harvey ... Kitty Kellermann
Willy Fritsch ... Peter Bille
René Hubert ... Loiret
Kurt Lilien ... Kulicke
Ruth Albu Ruth Albu ... Anny Sedal
Max Ehrlich Max Ehrlich ... Kuhnen
Wilhelm Bendow Wilhelm Bendow ... Reporter
Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt ... Kammerdiener John
Ernst Behmer Ernst Behmer ... Alter Gerichtsdiener
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Filmed from April 24th through May 15th 1930 in the Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, the outdoor Scenes were shot at Werbellinsee.

On June 13th 1930 the Censors disallowed projection of this film to youthful audiences (document: B. 26164 Filmprüfstelle Berlin).

The premier took place on July 11th 1930 in Berlin at the Gloria-Palast, and subsequently on July 25th 1930 in Vienna at the Apollo-Theater.

A silent version with intermediary titles also was issued, as were two remakes, both by Kurt Hoffmann in West Germany: Hocuspocus (1953) and Hokuspocus or: How do I make my Husband Disappear? (Hokuspokus oder: Wie lasse ich meinen Mann verschwinden? (1965/1966).

Kitty Kellermann, widow of Paul Kellermann an unsuccessful artist, appears in court charged with drowning her husband during a boat ride.

Then, the fact emerges that she is three months pregnant... even though her husband died five months earlier.

There upon, a certain Peter Bille, confesses to the murder. The case appears to be solved... but...

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Alternate-language version of The Temporary Widow (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich will deine Kameradin sein!
Lyrics by Walter Reisch
Music by Robert Stolz
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 July 1930 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prozeß der Kitty Kellermann See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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