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Herr Puntila und Sein Knecht Matti


Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (aka and ) is based on the same-named play by Bertoldt Brecht. Curt Bois, best remembered as the oily pickpocket in , stars as Puntila, a nasty Finnish landlord who turns into a nice guy whenever he's drunk (shades of Chaplin's ). Puntila's chauffeur Matti (Heinz Engelman) shares several ribald adventures with his master, and at one point finds himself engaged to Puntila's nubile daughter Eva (Maria Emo). Brecht's merciless satire of class distinctions isn't quite as...more