2 October 1999 | J. Steed
NOT BAD AND FUN TO WATCH
The original "It started with Eve" (1941) is a much more charming film, but still this well-paced remake is not bad either and is fun to watch, albeit too loud and farcical at moments. Director Wirth generally keeps things in check, but he could not make Peter Fricke (as Tobias) at least acceptable. Minuses are compensated by Heinz Rühmann as the grumpy but also charming Jonathan, his timing is immaculate. Other fine supporting actors are Paul Dahlke, the charming Franzika Oehme in the Deanne Durbin part and Beppo Brem in a bit part as the carrier.
Considered in 1973 as too oldfashioned (too 50's), 25 years later this comedy is less dated than the then comedies that were considered contemporary.