Fun Size Review: The Oyster Princess (1919)

The plot in one sentence: Daddy, buy me a prince right now!

Ossi Oswalda is a nouveau riche American girl who is determined to marry into German nobility. Harry Liedtke is a penniless prince hounded by creditors. It should be simple but director Ernst Lubitsch has other plans! Slightly naughty but mostly nice, this clever romantic comedy is one of the gems of German cinema.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Ossi lands her prince when she finds him completely plastered and takes him home.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. Cute confection improved immeasurably by the addition of booze.

Availability: Released on DVD.


  1. Shari Polikoff

    I fell in love with this film, and with Ossi, from her first scene. Went exploring for her other films, of which ‘The Doll’ has also made it to my ‘top favorites’ list.

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