Hans Moser is perfectly cast as the likable old "Herr Josef", whose only joy in his old age is his faithful dog. When the two are to be separated, Herr Josef loses all will to go on living.
Hans Moser, a native Viennese, was one of the Old German Cinema's most popular stars, with a career spanning at least 30 years; appearing mainly in "mistaken identity" comedies, and occasionally singing a song or two. His 1940s tune "Die Reblaus" is still a well recognized song today.
Fans will enjoy this mellow Sunday afternoon family fare, and perhaps shed a few tears. This is not a big budget blockbuster, just a pleasant double-helping of good old German "Schmalz".
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