Goodbye, Franziska (1941 film)

Goodbye, Franziska (German: Auf Wiedersehn, Franziska!) is a 1941 German romance film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Marianne Hoppe, Hans Söhnker and Fritz Odemar.[1] It portrays the relationship between a globetrotting reporter and his devoted wife. The film was remade in 1957.

Goodbye, Franziska
Marianne Hoppe in a scene from the film.
Directed byHelmut Käutner
Produced byHans Tost
Written by
Music byMichael Jary
CinematographyJan Roth
Edited byHelmuth Schönnenbeck
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
24 April 1941
Running time
89 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

After World War II, the Allied Forces banned the film from being shown in the German-occupied area because of its ending, which reminded the viewers to support the war effort. Director Käutner was eventually able to convince officials that the propaganda sequence was in no way a reflection of his political ideology and was added at request of Nazi censors. The remainder of the film was fairly apolitical, and, as such, it was brought back in circulation a few years later; the propaganda end sequence is not seen on current prints of the film.[2]

It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios.



  1. Hake p. 243
  2. Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010, page 169.


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
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