Before Hollywood came calling Luise had a brief film career in Europe, making three films in the early 1930s. Her debut before the camera was in the romantic comedy Sehnsucht 202 (1932), and her final film before her MGM debut was Heut kommt’s drauf an (1933). In between she apparently made one more film, Madame hat Besuch. I say ‘apparently’ as I have been unable to find any further information about this film except its listing in a number of filmographies and some basic acting and production credits. The film is listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) from where most other sites have taken ‘their’ information. Although I have numerous articles and images in my collection relating to her other two European films I have found only a single document relating to this title.
The film was made in Austria in 1932 by Cine-Allianz Tonfilmproduktions (who also made Sehnsucht 202) with IMDb user ‘bbmtwist‘ citing in a message board post (now unavailable) that it was her second film made, but released after Heut kommt’s drauf an. It starred Attila Hörbiger, Herbert Hübner, Hans Olden and Luise. IMDb lists writing credits for Rosa Wachtel and Karl Farkas, with direction by Carl Boese.
In October 1932 a complaint was submitted to the German Film Inspectorate regarding the poster for the film. Documents show that the poster was prohibited from exhibition due to the appearance of a crime taking place – a broken window and a man holding a pistol were the focus of the complaint. This is the only solid evidence I have so far found to verify the existence of the film. If anyone can supply any further information about this film please contact me.