Don't Promise Me Anything
|Don't Promise Me Anything|
|Directed by||Wolfgang Liebeneiner|
|Based on||Don't Promise Me Anything by Charlotte Rissmann|
|Edited by||Walter von Bonhorst|
|Music by||Georg Haentzschel|
|Distributed by||Terra Film|
Don't Promise Me Anything (German: Versprich mir nichts!) is a 1937 German comedy film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Luise Ullrich, Viktor de Kowa and Heinrich George. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Karl Weber and Erich Zander. The Berlin premiere took place at the Gloria-Palast. In 1950 Liebeneiner remade the film as When a Woman Loves with Hilde Krahl and Johannes Heesters in the lead roles.
A perfectionist but talented artist is reluctant to sell his paintings, but because they need the money his wife sells them without his knowledge and claims to be the artist herself. However, when she is commissioned to paint a mural she turns to her husband for help.
- Luise Ullrich as Monika
- Viktor de Kowa as Maler Martin Pratt
- Heinrich George as Kunsthändler Felder
- Hubert von Meyerinck as Dr. Elk
- Will Dohm as Konsul Brenkow
- Charlott Daudert as Vera Brenkow
- Hans Hermann Schaufuß as Hausbesitzer Herr Lemke
- Wilhelm P. Krüger as Der Gasmann
- Maria Wanck as Fräulein Klette, Felders Sekräterin
- Leopold von Ledebur as Präsident der Akademie
- Erich Dunskus as Gläubiger #1
- Margot Erbst as Maria, Mädchen bei Pratt
- Maria Loja as Frau Lemke
- Hans Meyer-Hanno as Gläubiger
- Karl-Heinz Reppert as Gläubiger
- Walter Vollmann as Diener bei Felder
Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a negative review, describing the film as "unconvincing", and with "the added disadvantage of being  unfit for irrational behaviour". The only point of interest for Greene was the costume and acting of Will Dohm which worryingly evoked German militarism.
- ^ Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
- ^ Greene, Graham (16 December 1937). "Monica and Martin/Mademoiselle Docteur/Eastern Valley". Night and Day. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. p. 186. ISBN 0192812866.)
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