The housing shortage
|Original title||The housing shortage|
|Country of production||Germany|
Hanns Kräly ,
for projection group "Union"
The Housing Shortage is a German film sketch by Ernst Lubitsch from 1920. It is one of the director's missing films. The premiere took place on February 6, 1920 in the Schauburg-Lichtspiele in Berlin .
The plot is divided into two acts. Ossi Oswalda and Victor Janson represent two apartment hunters, while Marga Köhler is a room landlady. The housing shortage deals with the real housing calamity in sketch form and "in a joking manner [...] , with the" tragedy, humorous sides "being wrested. Lubitsch and Kräly used a sketch in the film that they had written especially for Ossi Oswalda.
The housing shortage was advertised at the premiere as a "cheerful film sketch". The critics praised the naturalness of Ossi Oswalda and Victor Janson and found: "The audience had a laudable conversation and gave lively applause."
- The housing shortage in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- The housing shortage at filmportal.de
- The housing shortage on lost-films.eu
- The housing shortage . In: Illustrierte Filmwoche , Vol. 8, No. 23, 1920, p. 211.
- Hermann G. Weinberg: The Lubitsch touch: a critical study . Dutton, New York 1968, p. 309.
- The cinema program: The housing shortage . In: Der Film , No. 5, 1920, p. 51.
- The premieres of the week . In: Film-Kurier , Vol. 2, No. 33, February 8, 1920.