|Directed by||E.W. Emo|
|Produced by||Hans Tost |
|Edited by||Munni Obal|
|Music by||Nico Dostal|
|Distributed by||Terra Film|
Thirteen Chairs (German: Dreizehn Stühle) is a 1938 German comedy film directed by E.W. Emo and starring Heinz Rühmann, Hans Moser and Inge List. It is based on the 1928 novel The Twelve Chairs by Ilf and Petrov, one of numerous adaptations of the work.
A barber shop owner travels to Vienna to receive his inheritance from his late aunt. However, it appears all she has left him are thirteen old chairs. Needing to raise enough money to pay for his ticket back home, he sells them to a second-hand dealer. Only then does he discover a letter from his aunt telling him she has left 100,000 marks sewn into one of the chairs. He now sets out to track down the various new owners of the chairs to find the hidden money.
- Heinz Rühmann as Friseur Felix Rabe
- Hans Moser as Trödler Alois Hofbauer
- Annie Rosar as Karoline
- Inge List as Lilly Walter
- Hedwig Bleibtreu as Oberschwester im Weisenhaus
- Clementia Egies as Freundin
- Karl Skraup as Möbelladenbesitzer
- Alfred Neugebauer as Eberhardt
- Maria Waldner as Frau Eberhardt
- Rudolf Carl as Portier von der Lerchengasse
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