Banker Billy Bartlett is a man with fixed habits and rules. His only passion is crosswords. During a trip to Venice he meets Margaret, recently separated from playboy Fred Evans. They marry, but soon Margaret becomes bored. Billy’s friend Jack suggests that he should make her really jealous – he would also tell his wife Dolly all the time that he would be in the Club ..Margaret goes out with Billy, and Dolly feels betrayed and wants to take revenge: by compromising with Billy in the eyes of Billy. It starts a very lovely scene how the innocent and faithful Billy and Dolly come closer, which is more a consequence of unfamiliar alcohol than intentions. In their wrecked apartment they are finally found by Margaret and Jack. —heidecker.eu
Wolfgang Liebeneiner was born in the town of Liebau / Niederschlesien (today Lubawka / Poland) on the 6th of October 1905. His father, a former army officer, owned a textile factory. Leibeneiner attended both military and civil schools, and enrolled at university in 1924. He studied German literature, philosophy and history in Innsbruck, Berlin and Munich.
There he joined an academic theatre company, and was finally asked by Otto Falckenberg to join the Münchner Kammerspiele. He debuted in a staging of Wedekind’s drama “Frühlings Erwachen” and later began directing plays as well . From 1932-34, he was an ensemble member at the Deutsche Theater in Berlin.
In 1931, he gave his screen debut, playing an English lieutenant in the war movie “Die andere Seite”. A year later, he embodied an Austrian army officer in Max Ophüls’ “Liebelei”. In 1936, Liebeneiner, who was mostly typecast as the romantic lover in movies, joined Gustaf Gründgens at the Staatstheater, where he worked… read more