Adapted as a radio play by Robert Kemp from Cyrus Brooks 's translation of the story by Erich Kastner , author of ' Emil and the Detectives'
The action passes at Berlin in the house of Herr Tobler and the flat of Frau Hagedorn , and at Bruckbeuren in the Grand Hotel
The play produced by Gordon Gildard
Herr Tobler, an eccentric millionaire:
Fraulein Hildegarde, his daughter:
Frau Kunkel, their housekeeper:
Johann Kesselhuth, their butler:
Isolde, their table maid:
Fritz Hagedorn, an unemployed Doctor of Philosophy:
Frau Hagedorn, his mother:
Herr Bold, manager of the Grand Hotel, Bruckbeuren:
Polter, head porter at the Hotel:
Frau Casparius, a blonde from Bremen:
Frau von Malebre, a brunette from Vienna:
Baron Keller, her escort:
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