Children, Mother, and the General

Children, Mother, and the General[1] (German: Kinder, Mütter und ein General, and also released as Sons, Mothers, and a General)[2] is a 1955 West German war film directed by László Benedek and starring Hilde Krahl, Therese Giehse and Ewald Balser.[1] The film was not a popular success, possibly because its anti-war perspective clashed with support for German rearmament and membership of NATO.[3]

Children, Mother, and the General
Directed byLászló Benedek
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyGünther Rittau
Edited byAnneliese Artelt
Intercontinental Film
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
  • 3 March 1955 (1955-03-03)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut and Johannes Ott. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg. Location filming took place on Lüneburg Heath.



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  2. "Award Search". goldenglobes. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
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