Dreaming (1944 German film)

Dreaming (German: Träumerei) is a 1944 German historical musical drama film directed by Harald Braun and starring Hilde Krahl, Mathias Wieman and Friedrich Kayssler.[1] It portrays the lives of the pianist Clara Schumann and her composer husband Robert Schumann. It was a propaganda film of the German Nazism.

Directed byHarald Braun
Produced byFritz Thiery
Written by
  • Harald Braun
  • Herbert Witt
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
3 May 1944
Running time
110 minutes
Budget2 million RM (equivalent to 7 million 2009 €)

It was shot at the Babelsberg and Tempelhof Studios in Berlin and on location around Xanten in the Rhineland. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Emil Hasler and Walter Kutz. Considered an important national film the production received financial assistance from the government, and had a total budget of over two million reichsmarks. It premiered in Zwickau, the birthplace of Robert Schumann, two days before it was first screened at the Marmorhaus cinema in the capital.

The future star Hildegard Knef shot some scenes, which would have marked her film debut, but these were left out of the final cut.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 259


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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