In the face of two world wars, Professor Prätorius, a philanthropist and a surgeon, wants to exterminate the one danger to mankind, the microbe of stupidity, as he states in a spontaneous lecture to his male and female students. When he tries to help a pregnant girl he gets involved more and more in her life and is forced to marry her. The melodramatic comedy was the first film by Curt Goetz after his return from America and a top hit in post-war German cinema. The DVD presents the restored original version as well as a radio play by Curt Goetz from 1947 and an interview with Valerie von Martens, his wife who performed with him in all his films and radio plays.
Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius / Dr. Praetorius - West-Germany 1949 - Directed and written by: Curt Goetz & Karl Peter Gillmann, based on the play by Curt Goetz - Cinematography by: Fritz Arno Wagner - Music by: Franz Grothe) - Cast: Curt Goetz (Dr. Hiob Prätorius), Valerie von Martens (Maria Violetta), Erich Ponto (Professor Speiter), Bruno Hübner (Shunderson), Albert Florath (Pastor Höllriegel), Rudolf Reiff (Professor Klotz) - Produced by: Hans Domnick Filmproduktion GmbH, Göttingen - Première: January 15, 1950 (Turm-Palast, Frankfurt am Main)
Erinnerungen an Curt Goetz - Valerie von Martens-Goetz erzählt / Remembering Curt Goetz with Valerie von Martens-Goetz - West Germany 1983 - Directed and written by: Horst Jaedicke - Photographed by: Heribert Schuster - TV edited by: Andreas Oesterle - Produced by: Süddeutscher Rundfunk (today: Südwestrundfunk), Stuttgart
Recording (only in German)
Das Märchen - Austria 1947 - Radio play directed and written by: Curt Goetz (Lord), Valerie von Martens (Nadja), Alfred Huttig (Advokat Hastings), Theodor Grieg (Herr Charly), Hans Radvanyi (Narrator) Produced by: Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien Première: May 26, 1947 (ORF)
- Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius 1949, 92'
- Preview trailers of films with Curt Goetz 1949-1952, 9'
- Erinnerungen an Curt Goetz - Valerie von Martens-Goetz erzählt 1983, 8'
- Radio play Das Märchen 1947, 39'
- 12page booklet with texts by Curt Goetz and Fritz Göttler
DVD edited by: Filmmuseum München, Goethe-Institut München
DVD authoring: Ralph Schermbach
DVD supervision: Stefan Drössler
First edition July 2007, Second edition October 2007, Third edition December 2008, Fourth edition March 2009, Fifth edition 2009, Sixth edition November 2010, Seventh edition January 2010, Nineth edition December 2014, Tenth edition November 2016, Eleventh edition December 2018, Twelfth edition June 2021