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The Doll (1919 film)

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Die Puppe
The Doll (film).jpg
Theatrical poster to The Doll (1919)
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Written by
Based on
Produced byPaul Davidson
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 5 December 1919 (1919-12-05)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryWeimar Republic
LanguageSilent film

The Doll (German: Die Puppe) is a 1919 German romantic fantasy comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch.[1][2][3][4] The film is based on the operetta La poupée by Edmond Audran (1896) and a line of influence back through the Léo Delibes ballet Coppélia (1870) and ultimately to E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story "Der Sandmann" (1816).[5]

Plot summary

Lancelot is the nephew of the Baron, his uncle. The Baron is pressuring him to get married but Lancelot is afraid of women. He decides to fool his uncle by marrying a life-like mechanical doll instead.


DVD releases

The film was released in the US by Kino Lorber as part of the box set Lubitsch in Berlin (2007) with English intertitles. It was also released in the UK by Eureka's Masters of Cinema series as part of the box set Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies (2010) with German intertitles and English subtitles.


  1. ^ "Die Puppe" (TCM article)
  2. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Die Puppe(1919)". YouTube.
  4. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  5. ^ Wosk, pp. 63–68.


  • Wosk, Julie (2015). My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-6339-8.

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