Fanfare of Marriage

Fanfare of Marriage (German: Fanfaren der Ehe) is a 1953 West German comedy film directed by Hans Grimm and starring Dieter Borsche, Georg Thomalla and Inge Egger.[1] It is the sequel to the 1951 German film Fanfares of Love.

Fanfare of Marriage
Directed byHans Grimm
Produced by
Written by
  • Felix Lützkendorf
  • Herbert Witt
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyErich Claunigk
Edited byLilian Seng
Distributed by
Release date
3 September 1953
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location around Genoa and Naples in Italy. The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Lück and Hans Sohnle.


While their musician wives are away working on a cruise ship, their husbands are forced to dress up in drag and pretend to be woman in order to convince the social services that they are able to look after their children properly.



  1. Ginsberg & Mensch p.403


  • Terri Ginsberg & Andrea Mensch. A Companion to German Cinema. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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