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Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke) (1924)

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Director F.W. Murnau and scriptwriter Thea von Harbou both took a change of pace from their usual dramas with this satiric farce about Grand Duke Don Ramon XX (Harry Liedtke), whose idyllic country is threatened by revolution. The troublemakers are a trio of conspirators, working with a corrupt financier who intends to convert the landscape into a profitable sulfur mine. Don Ramon comes close to being hanged, but is rescued by Olga (Mady Christians), the Grand Duchess of Russia, who loves him and agrees to pay off all his debts. A compromising love letter from Olga falls into the conspirators' hands, but she and Don Ramon, with the help of the adventurer Philip Collins (Alfred Abel) are able to set their affairs right. Note who plays one of the conspirators: Max Schreck, who starred as the hideous vampire in Murnau's horror classic Nosferatu. ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovi

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Cast

Harry Liedtke
as Don Ramon XX
Guido Herzfeld
as Markowitz
Alfred Abel
as Philip Collins
Adolf Engers
as don Esteban Paqueno
Ilka Gruning
as Augustine
Julius Falkenstein
as Ernst Isaacs
Hans Hermann Schaufuss
as Hunchbacked Conspirator
Georg August Koch
as Dangerous Conspirator
Max Schreck
as Sinister Conspirator
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Critic Reviews for Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke)

All Critics (2)

Liedtke's comic performance is somehow both relaxed and precise, and not as mannered as many of Murnau's other heroes.

March 20, 2009 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

It should be seen by Murnau completists, and by anyone who's ever wondered what Max Schreck looks like out of his Nosferatu makeup.

March 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke)

I think I should re-watch this sometime. I really wasn't in the mood for it, I think, because I was just super bored with this movie, and stopped watching.

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