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The Man Who Couldn't Say No (1938 film)

The Man Who Couldn't Say No
The Man Who Couldn
Directed byMario Camerini
Written by
Based onMa non è una cosa seria [it] (play)
by Luigi Pirandello
Produced byAlberto Giacalone
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Edited byRené Métain
Music by
Distributed bySiegel-Monopolfilm
Release date
  • 1 February 1938 (1938-02-01)
Running time
88 minutes

The Man Who Couldn't Say No (German: Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann) is a 1938 German romantic comedy film directed by Mario Camerini and starring Karl Ludwig Diehl, Karin Hardt, and Leo Slezak. It is a remake of the 1936 Italian film But It's Nothing Serious also directed by Camerini.[1] It was shot at the Halensee Studios in Berlin.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Gabriel Pellon and Heinrich Richter.


German version of the Italian film Ma Non È Una Cosa Seria, from a Pirandello story: a man inoculates himself against emotional entanglement by deliberately marrying a woman he has no interest in and with whom he will spend no time.



  1. ^ Nichols & Bazzoni, p. xxiv.
  2. ^ KLaus p.131


  • Nichols, Nina daVinci; Bazzoni, Jana O'Keefe (1995). Pirandello and Film. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-3336-2.
  • Klaus, Ulrich J. Deutsche Tonfilme: Jahrgang 1938. Klaus-Archiv, 1988.
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