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Capers (1937 film)

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Directed byGustaf Gründgens
Written byWilli Forst
Jochen Huth
Produced byHerbert Engelsing
Willi Forst
StarringGustaf Gründgens
Marianne Hoppe
Fita Benkhoff
Volker von Collande
CinematographyKurt Neubert
Franz Planer
Walter Tuch
Edited byHans Wolff
Music byPeter Kreuder
Deutsche Forst-Filmproduktion
Terra Film
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
10 August 1937
Running time
90 minutes

Capers (German: Capriolen) is a 1937 German comedy film directed by and starring Gustaf Gründgens and also featuring Marianne Hoppe, Fita Benkhoff and Volker von Collande.[1][2] It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Kurt Herlth and Werner Schlichting. It was produced and released by Terra Film while international distribution was handled by Tobis Film.


Celebrated journalist Jack Warren is tired of interviewing self-regarding famous woman. When he encounters the actress Dorothy Hopkins, he mistakes her for the famous aviatrix Mabel Atkinson and in turn mistakes the real Mabel for somebody else.



  1. ^ Hake p.83
  2. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.212
  3. ^ Loacker p.625


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. Routledge, 2002.
  • Loacker, Armin. Willi Forst: ein Filmstil aus Wien. Filmarchiv Austria, 2003.
  • Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press, 1996.

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