"The Oyster Princess"
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
This witty satire on
the American businessman and the Prussian aristocracy tells the story of Ossi (Ossi
Oswalda), whose American "Oyster King" father promises to buy her a prince to
marry. The victim recommended by their marriage broker is Prince Nucki, who lives in a
run-down apartment with his friend Josef. What follows is one of the most lavish weddings
ever filmed, but the wedding night is not at all what the "princess" had in
mind. With Harry Liedtke, Viktor Janson, Julius Falkenstein and Curt Bois. Silent with
English intertitles. "A summoning up of everything Lubitsch had learned about the art
of comedy" (Herman G. Weinberg, in The Lubitsch Touch). Black and White.