Sir or Madam

Sir or Madam
Directed by Carl Boese
Produced by Carl Boese
Written by Berta Ruck (novel)
Luise Heilborn-Körbitz
Starring Margot Armand
Percy Marmont
Ossi Oswalda
Annette Benson
Music by Hansheinrich Dransmann
Cinematography Karl Buhlmann
Hans Karl Gottschalk
Karl Hasselmann
Foremost Productions
Carl Boese-Film
Distributed by Warner Brothers (UK)
National-Film (Germany)
Release dates
1928 (Germany)
February 1930 (UK)
Running time
6,421 feet[1]
Country Germany/United Kingdom
Language Silent
English/German intertitles

Sir or Madam (German: Ossi hat die Hosen an) is a 1928 British-German silent comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Margot Armand, Percy Marmont and Ossi Oswalda. It was based on the 1923 novel Sir or Madame by Berta Ruck and shot at Elstree Studios near London. The film was a co-production between Germany and Britain, with separate versions released in the countries. In Britain it was not released until February 1930.[2]


A woman disguises herself as a man, and poses as a gentleman's valet. She then has to resist the advances of his vampish fiancee.[3]



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  2. Low p.386
  3. British Film Institute. "Sir or Madam | BFI | British Film Institute". Retrieved 2013-01-15.


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