5 September 2005 | briantaves
A unique example of a foreign-made multi-lingual
EL PROFESOR DE MI SENORA ("My Wife's Teacher") is one of a trio of French-financed multi-linguals produced by Pierre Braunberger and shot in the summer of 1930 at the UFA Neubabelsberg studio. Three separate films, L'AMOUR CHANTE, EL PROFESOR DE MI SENORA, and KOMM SU MIR ZUM RENDEZ-VOUS were shot simultaneously with a French, Spanish and German cast and an international crew. (For credits, see attached xerox). The films were musical comedies relating the complications created by an adulterous young wife in the lives of those around her. The director of the French and Spanish versions was Robert Florey, fresh from his 1927-28 experimental shorts that had brought the avant-garde to the American cinema. From 1928-29 Florey had directed the American cinema debuts of the Marx brothers, Maurice Chevalier, Gertrude Lawrence, Edward G. Robinson, and Claudette Colbert while at the Paramount Astoria studio. Florey directed two other early talkie French features before returning to America, where he went on to write or direct such films as FRANKENSTEIN, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, and MONSIEUR VERDOUX (associate director) before winning the first Director's Guild award for television in 1953.