The Temporary Widow
|The Temporary Widow|
|Directed by||Gustav Ucicky|
|Music by||Robert Stolz|
|Distributed by||Universum Film AG|
|15 November 1930|
Kitty Kellermann is put on trial for murdering her husband, a failed painter. When her counsel resigns from his mandate, the mysterious Peter Bille steps in, though it becomes apparent that he actually is not an advocate but Kitty's lover and moreover confesses the murder. The widow has to admit that the pictures by her deceased spouse sell much better, only for him to suddenly appear alive.
The film was based on the play Hokuspokus written by Curt Goetz. A German language version Hokuspokus was made at the same time. After the war, director Kurt Hoffmann filmed two further versions in 1953 (starring Curt Goetz himself) and in 1966.
- Lilian Harvey - Kitty Kellermann
- Laurence Olivier - Peter Bille
- Athole Stewart - President of the Court of Justice
- Gillian Dean - Witness Anny Sedal
- Frank Stanmore - Witness Kulicke
- Felix Aylmer - Public Prosecutor
- Frederick Lloyd - Counsel for the Defense
- Henry Caine - Councillor Lindberg