I Don't Want to Be a Man

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Country: Germany
Language: German intertitles with English subtitles

In I DON'T WANT TO BE A MAN, a teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex has its share of complications. What ensues is a gender-bending comedy that was decades ahead of its time. Starring Ossi Oswalda, a gifted comedic actress who headlined several other silent films for Ernst Lubitsch, notably The Oyster Princess. But the real star is the director and his unmatched gift for sexual innuendo and deliciously subversive comedy.

Victor Janson
Margarete Kupfer
Ferry Sikla
Kurt Getz
Ossi Oswalda

Composed by Neil Brand
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch