Theft of the Sabines (1954)

  |  Comedy, Music


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

25 May 1999 | J. Steed
The idea of the play on which this film is based, is a nice one and this film adaptation has its funny moments, but director Kurt Hoffmann, known for his light comedies and ditto directing hand, disappoints here in never being able to achieve, let alone maintain, control of the material. While the cast tries hard to make something out of it (and certainly Gustav Knuth and Paul Hörbiger have excellent moments), the film keeps dragging itself from one scene to the next. There are moments of very nasty editing which do not make this film a pleasure for the eyes.

The script has also a major flaw: the viewer could have easily done without the voice-over that tells the story. What the joke is of not revealing the face of the story teller in the last scene, will forever remain a mystery to me.

Did You Know?



Comedy | Music


Release Date:

2 April 1954



Country of Origin

West Germany

Filming Locations

Kaufering, Bavaria, Germany

Contribute to this page

2020 TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

Look ahead to the TV shows still set to premiere in the rest of 2020, including "Selena: The Series" and "The Stand."

Browse our picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on