Meyer from Berlin

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Meter from Berlin
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Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Written by Hanns Kräly
Erich Schönfelder
Starring Ernst Lubitsch
Ossi Oswalda
Ethel Orff
Heinz Landsmann
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
Cinematography Alfred Hansen
Theodor Sparkuhl
Distributed by UFA
Release date
17 January 1919[1]
Running time
58 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Meyer from Berlin (German: Meyer aus Berlin) is a 1919 German silent comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda and Ethel Orff. It was part of the Sally series of films featuring Lubitsch as a sharp young Berliner of Jewish heritage.[2] It was Lubitsch's penultimate film as an actor, after 1920 he devoted himself entirely to screenwriting and directing.


Sally Meyer, a young Berliner, persuades his Doctor to convince his wife that he is ill, so that he is able to take a holiday in the Austrian Alps in order to pursue women. Meyer dresses up in what he considers Tyrolean attire. However, he mistakenly travels to the Bavarian Alps rather than Austria. Meyer becomes infatuated with Kitty, a young, attractive woman at the hotel where he is staying. His pursuit of her angers many of her other suitors who are also staying at the hotel. In order to impress Kitty, Meyer agrees rather reluctantly to climb Mount Watzmann. While they are approaching the summit, both Meyer's wife and Kitty's fiancée unexepectedly arrive from Berlin.




  • Eyman, Scott. Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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