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. It portrays the relationship between a globetrotting reporter and his devoted wife. The film was remade in 1957.
Marianne Hoppe in a scene from the film.
|Directed by||Helmut Käutner|
|Produced by||Hans Tost|
|Music by||Michael Jary|
|Edited by||Helmuth Schönnenbeck|
|Distributed by||Terra Film|
|24 April 1941|
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.
It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios.
- Marianne Hoppe as Franziska Tiemann
- Hans Söhnker as Michael Reisiger
- Fritz Odemar as Professor Tiemann
- Rudolf Fernau as Dr. Christoph Leitner
- Hermann Speelmans as Buck Standing
- Margot Hielscher as Helen Philips
- Herbert Hübner as Ted Simmons
- Frida Richard as Kathrin
- Klaus Pohl as Briefträger Pröckl
- Elmer Bantz as Der junge Begleiter von Helen Philips
- Traute Baumbach as Das mollige Animiermädchen in Seaman's Paradiese
- Louis Brody as Der Portier im südamerikanischen Hotel
- Josefine Dora as Frau Schöpf
- Angelo Ferrari as Gast im Seaman's Paradise
- Ursula Herking as Nettie
- Karl Jüstel as Gast im Seaman's Paradise
- Rudolf Kalvius as Ein Anwalt
- Gustl Kreusch as Animierdame
- Evelyn Künneke as Singer'Sing Nachtigall Sing'
- Renate Mannhardt as Die exotische Tänzerin
- Vera Mayr as Krankenschwester
- Annemarie Schäfer as Das melancholische Mädchen
- Marianne Stanior as Das Animiermädchen mit Michael
- Hans Wallner as Der Ober im Ratscafe
- Erich Ziegel as Arzt
- Ernö René
- Ruth Kruse
- Edith Hildebrandt
- Beryl Roberts
- Marianne Beckmann
- Hake p. 243
- 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.