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Hocuspocus (Hokuspokus) (1930)





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Lillian Harvey made her talking-picture debut in the German romantic comedy Hokuspokus. Things begin on a somber note as Kitty Kellerman (Harvey) is put on trial for the murder of her husband Peter. It so happens, however, that hubby (Willy Fritsch) isn't dead: A starving artist, he'd decided that his paintings would become more valuable after his death, so he faked his drowning to see if his theory was true. On the verge of being found guilty, Kitty is saved when a total stranger shows up, confessing to the crime. That's right: the "stranger" is actually Kitty's husband Peter, his features obscured by a lavish beard. Since a man can't be put on trial for his own murder, everything turns out OK at curtain time. Hokuspokus was also filmed in an English-language version, The Temporary Widow, in which Lillian Harvey's husband was played by Laurence Olivier (his first film). The whole megillah was loosely remade in 1965 as The Art of Love. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Lilian Harvey
as Kitty Kellermann
Willy Fritsch
as Peter Bille
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