Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden (1935 film)

Last updated
Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden
Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden (1935 film).jpg
Directed by Erich Engels
Written by
Produced byErich Engels
Cinematography E.W. Feidler
Edited by
Music by Werner Bochmann
Neue Film Erich Engels
Distributed by Terra Film
Release date
  • 20 December 1935 (1935-12-20)
Running time
89 minutes
Language German

Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden (German : Kirschen in Nachbars Garten) is a 1935 German comedy film directed by Erich Engels and starring Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt and Adele Sandrock. [1] Engels later remade the film in 1956.


The film's sets were designed by the art directors Paul Markwitz and Heinrich Richter.


Hofrat Warrenheim, a passionate plant lover, moves with his daughter Hansi and his gardener Valentin, with the help of the chance acquaintance Theo, who is interested in Hansi, into the house next door to the animal lover Adele Hecht and her maid Lisl. According to Adele, this property was actually intended for her step-niece Irma and her potential fiancé Theo. You get along quite well at the beginning, even play skat together and greet each other at breakfast outdoors. However, when Adele's poultry, who allegedly own a Siamese duck with which she would like to start breeding and which lays only one egg a year, eats Warrenheim's plants, a neighborhood dispute begins, especially since gardener Valentin takes the duck's egg, which had just been laid on the property line, to breakfast served. In the course of the dispute, they insult each other and each seek a lawsuit in court.

Hansi and Theo (who is actually supposed to be engaged to his cousin Irma according to the wishes of his aunt Adele), who have since become closer, are separated by a misunderstanding (his friend Gottfried had left Theo's motorbike without him to accompany Irma after a dance evening together borrowed knowledge and received a ticket). On the way to the atonement date through the local teacher, Theo learns about this motorcycle story.

The appointment, which was moved to the classroom because of the large number of witnesses, begins turbulently with mutual accusations. Theo can win back his Hansi through an unrelated contribution. When the lay judge seems desperate, the duck he has brought lays another egg, which is generally regarded as a miracle and contributes to the general reconciliation. Three couples leave the room: Adele and Warrenheim, Theo and Hansi, and Lisl and Valentin.


Related Research Articles

English cuisine Culinary traditions of England

English cuisine encompasses the cooking styles, traditions and recipes associated with England. It has distinctive attributes of its own, but also shares much with wider British cuisine, partly through the importation of ingredients and ideas from the Americas, China, and India during the time of the British Empire and as a result of post-war immigration.

Royal Albert Hall Concert hall in South Kensington, London

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is held in trust for the nation and managed by a registered charity which receives no government funding. It can seat 5,272.

<i>Beauty and the Beast</i> Fairy tale

Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins. Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 in Magasin des enfants to produce the version most commonly retold and later by Andrew Lang in the Blue Fairy Book of his Fairy Book series in 1889. The fairy tale was influenced by Ancient Greek stories such as "Cupid and Psyche" from The Golden Ass, written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis in the 2nd century AD, and The Pig King, an Italian fairytale published by Giovanni Francesco Straparola in The Facetious Nights of Straparola around 1550.

<i>Roobarb</i> British animated childrens comedy television programme

Roobarb is a British animated children's television series, created by Grange Calveley originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news. Each cartoon, written by Calveley and directed by Bob Godfrey, was about five minutes long. Thirty episodes were made, and the show was first shown on 21 October 1974. The theme is that of the friendly rivalry between Roobarb, a green dog with an overactive imagination, and Custard, the mischievous laconic pink cat from next door.

<i>The Trials of Life</i> BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough

The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behaviour is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 3 October 1990.

<i>Godzilla</i> (1998 film) 1998 film by Roland Emmerich

Godzilla is a 1998 American monster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. A reimagining of Toho's Godzilla franchise, it is the 23rd film in the franchise and the first Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, and Harry Shearer. The film is dedicated to Tomoyuki Tanaka, the co-creator and producer of various Godzilla films, who died in April 1997. In the film, authorities investigate and battle a giant monster who migrates to New York City to nest its young.

Heinz Rühmann German actor

Heinrich Wilhelm "Heinz" Rühmann was a German film actor who appeared in over 100 films between 1926 and 1993. He is one of the most famous and popular German actors of the 20th century, and is considered a German film legend. Rühmann is best known for playing the part of a comic ordinary citizen in film comedies such as Three from the Filling Station and The Punch Bowl. During his later years, he was also a respected character actor in films such as The Captain from Köpenick and It Happened in Broad Daylight. His only English-speaking movie was Ship of Fools in 1964.

Scouting in popular culture

Since Scouting began in 1907, it has entered into many elements of popular culture, including movies, TV and books.

Jack and the Beanstalk English folktale closely associated with the tale of "Jack the Giant-killer"

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is an English fairy tale. It appeared as "The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean" in 1734 and as Benjamin Tabart's moralized "The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk" in 1807. Henry Cole, publishing under pen name Felix Summerly, popularized the tale in The Home Treasury (1845), and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales (1890). Jacobs' version is most commonly reprinted today, and is believed to be closer to the oral versions than Tabart's because it lacks the moralizing.

Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, and theatre director (1898–1956)

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Coming of age during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes as a playwright in Munich and moved to Berlin in 1924, where he wrote The Threepenny Opera with Kurt Weill and began a lifelong collaboration with the composer Hanns Eisler. Immersed in Marxist thought during this period, he wrote didactic Lehrstücke and became a leading theoretician of epic theatre and the Verfremdungseffekt.

Sonya Rebecchi Fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours

Sonya Rebecchi is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Eve Morey. The actress auditioned for the role and began filming in June 2009. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 14 August 2009. Sonya was introduced as a recurring guest character and dog trainer for established character Toadfish Rebecchi. When producers noticed there was a good chemistry between the characters, Morey was promoted to the regular cast in July 2010.

Paul Hörbiger Austrian actor

Paul Hörbiger was an Austrian theatre and film actor.

<i>Thunder, Lightning and Sunshine</i> 1936 German film

Thunder, Lightning and Sunshine is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Erich Engels and starring Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt and Ilse Petri.

The culture of England is defined by the cultural norms of England and the English people. Owing to England's influential position within the United Kingdom it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate English culture from the culture of the United Kingdom as a whole. However, since Anglo-Saxon times, England has had its own unique culture, apart from Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish culture.

Große Berliner Kunstausstellung Annual Art Exhibition in Berlin (1893–1969)

Große Berliner Kunstausstellung , abbreviated GroBeKa or GBK, was an annual art exhibition that existed from 1893 to 1969 with intermittent breaks. In 1917 and 1918, during World War I, it was not held in Berlin but in Düsseldorf. In 1919 and 1920, it operated under the name Kunstausstellung Berlin. From 1970 to 1995, the Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung was held annually in its place.

<i>Liebelei</i> (play) Play written by Arthur Schnitzler

Liebelei is a 1894 play by German dramatist Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931). It was first performed on 9 October 1895 in the Vienna Burgtheater.


  1. Waldman p. 148