Lubitschs Geliebte: The Marriage Circle
Am Klavier Anna Vavilkina, Special Guest Nicola Lubitsch
US, 1924, R: Ernst Lubitsch mit Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost, 92 Min, OmU
The Marriage Circle ist Lubitschs erster großer Erfolg, eine Fünfecksgeschichte bestehend aus zwei Ehepaaren, einem glücklich und einem unglücklich. Dazwischen ein Freund des glücklichen Ehepaars, der unglücklich in die Frau seines Kollegen verliebt ist.
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.