The Berliner

(1948)
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Long before he played the corpulent Goldfinger, German actor Gert Froebe was a scarecrow-skinny comedian. In Berliner Ballade, Froebe makes his screen debut as Otto, a feckless Everyman who tries to adjust to the postwar travails of his defeated nation. Stymied by black-market profiteers and government bureaucrats, Otto begins fantasizing about a happier life at the end of that ever-elusive rainbow. Director R. A. Stemmle doesn't have to strive for pathos: he merely places his gangly star amidst the ruins of a bombed-out Berlin, and the point is made for him. Filmed in 1948, Berliner Ballade was later released in the U.S. as The Berliner.

  1. Robert A. Stemmle

    Director

  2. Günter Neumann

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gert Fröbe

    Gert Fröbe

    Otto Normalverbraucher

  2. Tatjana Sais

    Tatjana Sais

    Ida Holle

  3. O.E. Hasse

    O.E. Hasse

    Der Reaktionär

  4. Hans Deppe

    Emil Lemke

  5. Karl Schönböck

    Rundfunkreporter

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The Berliner
The Berliner

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Original Title Berliner Ballade

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 31, 1948
    Theatrical

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Original Language German

Runtime 1h 29m

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