Early to Bed (1933 film)
|Early to Bed|
|Directed by||Ludwig Berger|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Written by||Robert Liebmann
|Music by||Werner R. Heymann|
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service|
|27 November 1933|
The film was made as a co-production between the German giant UFA and Gaumont British. As was common at the time, the film was made as a multiple-language production with three separate versions modelled on the German original I by Day, You by Night. Early to Bed was made at the Babelsberg Studio in Berlin, along with the French and German versions. Robert Stevenson acted as a supervisor. The casting of the comedian Sonnie Hale in a supporting role, slanted the British version in a more humorous direction than its counterparts.
A young waiter and a manicurist share the same room without ever meeting – because she works in the day and he at night. They encounter each other for the first time, and fall in love, without realising that they are already roommates.
- Heather Angel as Grete
- Fernand Gravey as Carl
- Edmund Gwenn as Kruger
- Sonnie Hale as Helmut
- Donald Calthrop as Peschke
- Lady Tree as Widow Seidelblast
- Athene Seyler as Frau Weiser
- Jillian Sand as Trude
- Leslie Perrins as Mayer
- Lewis Shaw as Wolf
- Comedian Harmonists as Themselves
- Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.57
- Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925–1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
- Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
- Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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