|Thunder, Lightning and Sunshine|
|Directed by||Erich Engels|
|Produced by||Erich Engels|
|Written by|| Max Neal (play) |
Max Ferner (play)
|Starring|| Karl Valentin |
|Music by||Werner Bochmann|
|Cinematography||Edgar S. Ziesemer|
|Edited by||Johanna Schmidt|
Neue Film Erich Engels
|Distributed by||Terra Film|
|22 December 1936|
Thunder, Lightning and Sunshine (German: Donner, Blitz und Sonnenschein) is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Erich Engels and starring Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt and Ilse Petri.
The film's sets were designed by the art directors Paul Markwitz and Heinrich Richter. It was shot at the Terra Film studios in Marienfelde.
Karl Valentin was a Bavarian comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer. He had significant influence on German Weimar culture. Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the "Charlie Chaplin of Germany". His work has an essential influence on artists like Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Loriot and Helge Schneider.
Mysteries of a Barbershop is a comic, slapstick German film of 33 minutes, created by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Erich Engel, and starring the Munich cabaret clown Karl Valentin and leading stage actor Erwin Faber. Brecht reportedly did not write a complete shooting script, but rather produced "notes" and "parts of a manuscript" for this short, silent film and intended the actors to improvise the action. Although the film was not considered a success by any of its creative team, and consequently never released as a profit making film to the public, it has been recognized and acknowledged—since its re-discovery in a Moscow archive in the 1970s—as a considerably important German film.
The Bartered Bride is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Jarmila Novotná, Otto Wernicke, and Karl Valentin. It is based on the comic opera of the same name by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.
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The Missing Miniature is a 1954 West German comedy crime film directed by Carl-Heinz Schroth and starring Paola Loew, Ralph Lothar and Paul Westermeier. It is based on the 1935 story of the same name by Erich Kästner.
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