... and love laughs at it

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Original title ... and love laughs at it
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Country of production Federal Republic of Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1957
length 97 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Robert A. Stemmle
script Robert A. Stemmle
production Maxim Film (Robert A. Stemmle)
music Herbert Trantow
camera Heinz Schnackertz
cut Klaus Eckstein

... and love laughs at it is a German love comedy by Robert A. Stemmle from 1957.


On the way to the Schlosshotel Kitzbühel , the von Ausberg family from Vienna is overtaken by a Bremen car so quickly that they get off the road. The Ausbergs are stunned and only arrive at the hotel at night due to the necessary rescue of the car. Here they find out that their room has already been let, so they have to spend the night in the drafty and cold tower room. Stefan von Ausberg, who had driven the car and is now investigating the damage in the courtyard, meets the young Anna-Susanna Papendiek and immediately falls in love with her. Her admission that she was the brutal driver doesn't change him either. Anna-Susanna's parents Klaus and Luise get to know the von Ausbergs - Ferdinand von Ausberg, his niece Pauline and the manager Salvator - but the mood becomes icy when the Ausbergs realize that the Papendieks have taken their rooms and for their delay were responsible. The families believe that each other is below their level: The Ausbergs think that the Papendieks are bakers, while they are consuls and managers of the Papendiek bread factory. The Papendieks suspect that the Ausbergs are simple wine merchants, although they are a long-established noble family with the title of count who own wineries. Anna-Susanna again suspects a simple chauffeur in Count Ferdinand von Ausberg's nephew, Stefan, but loves him anyway. Her parents are strictly against any connection, as Anna-Susanna has already been promised to the captain Jan Dirksen. They also believe, through a mix-up, that Ferdinand and Pauline are married.

Anna-Susanna and Stefan meet secretly at the carnival in Kitzbühel and steal away. On the footpath to the castle hotel, Anna-Susanna falls into a stream, so that she and Stefan seek refuge in a mountain hut, where she dries her clothes. Luise has seen her daughter leave with Stefan and is very worried when she is not back at the hotel around midnight. Meanwhile, Klaus becomes friends with Ferdinand, as they are both passionate stamp collectors. Anna-Susanna and Stefan finally appear in the hotel and the horrified Luise orders the Papendieck to leave immediately the next day.

Some time later, Anna-Susanna and Jan Dirksen were to be engaged in Bremen. Jan confesses to Klaus that he doesn't really love Anna-Susanna, whom he met as a child, enough to marry her. Anna-Susanna, in turn, is attached to Stefan. The Ausbergs come as a surprise because Ferdinand wanted to swap a certain brand with Klaus. The family realizes that the Papendieks are by no means bakers, but rather a wealthy merchant family in a stately villa. Luise is appalled by the visit, but cannot prevail against Klaus, who welcomes the Ausbergs and disappears with Ferdinand to exchange stamps. Pauline goes for a walk and meets Jan Dirksen in a flower shop. Both fall in love and Pauline has nothing against Jan's sailors seeing her as his future bride. In the evening, Pauline and Jan stop at a boatman's bar, where Anna-Susanna and Stefan are already. Anna-Susanna and Jan confess to each other that they love someone else. In the end Anna-Susanna and Stefan secretly leave for Vienna, while Jan and Pauline appear at the Papendieks and announce their engagement. The chaos is perfect when Luise accuses Pauline of already being married to Ferdinand.

Luise and Klaus want to enforce Anna-Susanna's marriage to Jan and therefore travel with the captain to Vienna, where Anna-Susanna and Stefan are planning their engagement. When the Papendieks want to force their daughter to marry, she saves herself to the Ausbergs, who now want to play a prank on the parents. They invite Luise, Klaus and Jan to an unused wine cellar, which they present as their home. In well-worn clothes and with rough manners, they pretend to be a terrible family and in the end let Papendiek's parents be taken away by fake police officers. Klaus recognizes the vertigo after a short time, but plays along to teach his wife an apprenticeship. The police ride ends at the feudal villa of the Ausbergs. Only now does Luise realize that she has been tricked and agrees to marry her daughter to the Countenneffen Stefan von Ausberg. Jan in turn realizes that Pauline is not married, so that nothing stands in the way of this relationship either.


Münichau Castle, a location for the film

... and the love laughs to it was filmed under the working titles Hummel Hummel in Tirol and Schwarzbrot and Kipferl . The color film in Agfacolor is based on the comedy Schwarzbrot und Kipfel by Werner von der Schulenburg . The shooting took place in Vienna, among other places. The Münichau Castle near Kitzbühel served as the Schlosshotel Kitzbühel. Trude Ulrich created the costumes, and Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger designed the film structures . The soundtrack comes from Herbert Trantow . Günther Schwenn wrote the lyrics . Production manager was Fritz Klotzsch . The film premiered on May 24, 1957 in the Munich Chamber Light Theater and in the Europa-Filmpalast.


For the film service there was ... and love laughs at it, a "harmless slapstick about no less harmless (mentality) conflicts between North and South with partly mischievous, partly clumsy jokes."

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  1. ... and love laughs at it. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used