Daughter of the Regiment (1953 film)

Daughter of the Regiment (German: Die Regimentstochter) is a 1953 Austrian historical film comedy film directed by Georg C. Klaren and starring Aglaja Schmid, Robert Lindner and Hermann Erhardt.[1] It is based on the storyline of the 1840 opera La fille du regiment by Gaetano Donizetti. The plot had previously been used for a 1929 silent film and a 1933 sound film, and another film version was made 1953 by Géza von Bolváry.

Daughter of the Regiment
Directed byGeorg C. Klaren
Produced byJ.A. Vesely
Written byMargarete Göbel
Georg C. Klaren
StarringAglaja Schmid
Robert Lindner
Hermann Erhardt
Music byKarl Pauspertl
CinematographyWilli Sohm
Edited byJosef Juvancic
Distributed byUniversal-Film
Release date
September 1953
Running time
100 minutes

It was shot using Agfacolor at the Soviet-controlled Rosenhügel Studios in Vienna. The film's sets were designed by Leo Metzenbauer and Hans Zehetner.

A Tyrolean rifle regiment adopt a young baby girl they have rescued and she becomes the "Daughter of the Regiment". In 1811, as a full-grown woman she falls in love with one of the new recruits while the regiment battles French forces during the Napoleonic Wars.



  1. Fritsche p.61


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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