Münchhausen is a 1943 fantasy comedy film directed by Josef von Báky. Science fiction author David Wingrove has commented that this work "sidesteps immediate political issues whilst conjuring up marvellous visual images of an ageless pastoral Germany."
The film opens at an 18th-century ball, where Baron Hieronymus von Münchhausen is propositioned by a young woman who is engaged to another man. He graciously rejects her advance, and as she leaves, she asks him to turn on the light. The camera follows his hand to a modern light switch, and the young woman drives off in an automobile. The next day, the Baron, out of his costume and in modern dress, regales the young woman and her fiancé with stories of the famous Baron Münchhausen, to whom his guests think he is distantly related.
|contentLocation||Moon Saint Petersburg Turkey|
|director||Josef von Báky|
|genre||adventure comedy fantasy political science fiction|
|keywords||advanced aide-de-camp alessandro cagliostro baron hieronymus von münchhausen baron munchausen bodenwerder cagliostro carry on catherine the great disembodied head engage grigory potyomkin heal heart attack hot air balloon magician married out of control prince potemkin sorcerer the king to the moon tokaji tokay win wound young woman|
|publisher||Universum Film A.G.|