The Mysteries of a Hairdresser's Shop

Synopsis: Karl Valentin plays a journeyman in a barber shop who prefers to stay in bed than to take care of his (already heavily bearded) customers. When he's at work, he removes boils with hammer, chisel and pincers, turns long-haired men into skin-heads and chops off people's heads.
32 min



Silent film of 1922.

With added noises and elaborated

by Martin and Andreas Lippl.

The owner of the room:

Otto Wernicke.

Karl Valentn.

Blandine Ebinger.

A client:
Liesl Karistadt.

Dr. Moro:
Erwin Faber.

A gentleman:
Kurt Horwitz.

A client:

Joseph Eichheim... and many more.

The hairdresser, Blandine Ebinger.

With the head of the hairdresser.

The press reads from beginning to end.


One goes charging with electricity.

You will have to replace it!

The secret passion of the hairdresser:

Moras, professor of cosmetics and author of

the play:
How to be nice?.

Professor Moras!

I have to look the

same as in the ad!

Did you say something, honey?


Another barber who cuts

a customer's neck!


The truth is that it has

a little weird taste.

Lightning and thunder!

What have you done with my beard?

Let's see what the chinorris does!

This is suspicious, again busy!

On top of this! An acquaintance!

A hat! A hat!

My kingdom for a hat!!

Alcohol for those who have sorrows.

Your humble servant, Mr. Moras!

We're going to make this one say hello!

How do you think to steal my hat!

This has to be washed with blood!

The preparations for the duel.

What, let's warm the Lord!

Affirm me. The saber, miss!

Now we will go to the bottom of the matter!

Rrrrsss... a little mishap or why

you have to scare the barber.

Entertain the gentlemen

until I fix this!

God... a human head!


This is your pay-a bullet!

The duel in the Senegalese room.

A truce.

Could you give me fire?

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Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (; German: [bʁɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Living in Munich during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his Marxist thought. He was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre (which he preferred to call "dialectical theatre"). During the Nazi period and World War II he lived in exile, first in Scandinavia and then in the United States. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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