An Everyday Story

An Everyday Story (German: Eine alltägliche Geschichte) is a 1948 drama film directed by Günther Rittau and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Marianne Simson and Karl Schönböck.[1] The film was produced in 1944, towards the end of the Second World War, but was not given a release until DEFA in the Soviet Zone distributed it four years later. It received its Austrian release the following year, and finally in West Germany in 1950.

An Everyday Story
Directed byGünther Rittau
Produced byHerbert Engelsing
Written by
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyGeorg Bruckbauer
Edited byLilian Seng
Distributed bySovexport-Film
Release date
26 November 1948
Running time
84 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Hunte and Karl Vollbrecht.


A novelist completes what he considers to be his masterpiece, but the publisher tells him instead to write an everyday story.


See also


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 193


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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