|Directed by||Willi Forst|
|Produced by||Fritz Klotsch|
|Written by|| Jochen Huth |
|Starring|| Renate Müller |
|Music by||Peter Kreuder|
|Cinematography|| Werner Bohne |
Theodore J. Pahle
|Edited by||Hans Wolff|
|12 June 1936|
Tomfoolery (German: Allotria) is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Willi Forst and starring Renate Müller, Jenny Jugo and Anton Walbrook.It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 12 June 1936. A pair of friends fall in love with the same woman, before realizing they are really in love with two other women. Racing to his romantic interest, one of the friends (Heinz Rühmann) takes by chance part in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Joseph Goebbels remarked: "Quite energetic and lively. But it's overdone and therefore not totally satisfying. Less would be more." (original: „Sehr flott und mit viel Tempo. Aber übertrieben an Effekten, und darum nicht ganz befriedigend. Weniger wäre mehr.“)
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