In one scene, the show-girl literally twirls the old fool around her finger by his neck-tie — and he's loving it.
In the modern version, the part of the old fool is played by Dr. Mehmet Oz — the charismatic heart surgeon and vice-chairman of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Oz has a sharp outfit, good career and solid reputation. He can use his own hands to save human life.
Ah, but Dr. Oz — like the old fool in the German movie — stumbles into a den of temptation. His eyes fall on the irresistible show-girl — and predictably, he reacts like this:
|Dr. Mehmet Oz at the moment of temptation|
Here is the final scene:
What a tragedy! Such a promising career! All thrown away by the natural human weakness for erotic German cabaret singers in stockings with their legs arranged to reveal just enough carnal charm to drive even a distinguished heart surgeon to act like an insane old fool.
Ach! or whatever they say over there. Merde! ... um... Saab! ...
But of course, it wasn't because of a cabaret singer at all. This waste of a perfectly good reputation was all for money.