Komedie om geld
Tragicomedy about a collecting clerk who is falsely accused of stealing the money entrusted to him.
In order to lend some pre-crisis cheer to its fifteenth anniversary, the owners of the Tuschinsky theatre decided to treat the public to a comedy. Max Ophüls, who had left Germany for the Netherlands after making such stylish films as Die verkaufte Braut (1932) and Liebelei (1933), was contracted to direct Komedie om geld. Ophüls turns the story - about a collecting clerk who falls on his feet - into a gripping narrative accompanied by slightly moralistic, Brechtian voice-over.
The film was praised for its foreign allure, brilliant photography and first-class acting. The critics singled out nineteen year-old Rini Otte and old hand Herman Bouber for their splendid performances. Oddly enough, audiences did not take to the film and it was to remain Ophüls' only Dutch effort.
- Willy, Brands' daughter
- Willy's fiance
- Karel Brand
- Ferdinand, Brand's bother-in-law
- Assistant camera
- Set dresser
K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 138
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D2073)