The Doll

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Release Year: 1919
Running Time: 64
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles
Cast
Gerhard Ritterband
Victor Janson
Ossi Oswalda
Hermann Thimig

Crew
Composed by Jon C. Mirsalis
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Produced in Berlin in 1919, Ernst Lubitsch's THE DOLL (Die Puppe) is a charming romantic fantasy that shows the director already in full command of the now-legendary "Lubitsch touch."

Presaging such playful sex comedies as Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, THE DOLL follows the misadventures of an effete young man who must get married in order to inherit a fortune. He opts to purchase a remarkably lifelike doll and marry it instead, not realizing that the doll is actually the puppet-maker's flesh-and-blood daughter, in disguise.