The Doll 1919

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Comedy (1919) 58 minutes ~ Black & White [Silent]

Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew, Lancelot, to choose one of the village maidens, to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape the forty, eager maidens. When the gluttonous monks discover that the Baron is offering a large sum for the marriage, they suggest Lancelot marry a mechanical doll instead. The doll maker has just finished making a replica of his daughter Ossi, but his assistant accidentally breaks it and convinces the real girl to mimic the doll. Lancelot buys her, thinking she is a doll, and takes her back to the monastery, where they are wed.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Writers: E.T.A. Hoffmann (story), Hanns Kräly (story), Ernst Lubitsch (story) and A.E. Willner (operetta)

Stars: Josephine Dora, Victor Janson, Marga Kohler

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