He should beware of presuming too far on the patience of the prince of gwynedd.
His only serious "competition" is his French opposite, Talleyrand, likewise a gifted schemer, who's successfully navigated -- and survived -- both the French Revolution and France's successive governments. Thus, the film is valuable in showing us two worlds which would almost completely disappear within a decade of the film's completion. Gerade hat der blutjunge Hans sein Abitur bestanden, da macht er sich schon auf den Weg nach Heidelberg, um sein Studium zu beginnen. Annie is the illegitimate child of Pastor Hoppe's sister, who's left the upbringing of her offspring to the man-of-the-cloth. Willy Fritsch plays the little man, who blindly clings to the promises of whomever is in power at the time and who always longs for the "wonderful times".
He knew that once when jim had been four and had wandered off into the swamp, his daddy had found him and had laid a switch across his legs that had made the young jim dance a jig all the way home. Each patriarch and each observer to the great conclave will be identified by name through members of two other clans before admittance to the assembly hall.
She had not seen it when she first refused to go.