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Capriccio (1938 film)

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Directed byKarl Ritter
Written by
  • Franz Baumann
  • Felix Lützkendorf
  • Karl Ritter
Produced byKarl Ritter
CinematographyGünther Anders
Edited byGottfried Ritter
Music byAlois Melichar
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 11 August 1938 (1938-08-11)
Running time
105 minutes

Capriccio is a 1938 German historical comedy film directed by Karl Ritter and starring Lilian Harvey, Viktor Staal and Paul Kemp. The film is set in 18th century France, where a young woman enjoys a series of romantic adventures. The director, Ritter, was attempting to recreate the style of a René Clair comedy.[1] The film's content was criticised by both Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler.[2] Harvey made only one further film in Germany before leaving for France.

Selected cast


  1. ^ Ascheid p. 135
  2. ^ Ascheid p. 134


  • Ascheid, Antje (2010) [2003]. Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-59213-843-2.
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