Greetings and Kisses, Veronika

Greetings and Kisses, Veronika (German: Gruß und Kuß - Veronika) is a 1933 German comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Franciska Gaal, Paul Hörbiger and Otto Wallburg. The film's art direction was by Kurt Dürnhöfer and Max Heilbronner. The film's popularity made Gaal an international star.[1] However the rise of the Nazi Party to power meant that the Jewish Gaal had to make her next films in Hungary and Austria.

Greetings and Kisses, Veronika
Directed byCarl Boese
Produced byViktor Klein
Written byKurt Schwabach
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyBruno Mondi
Edited byElse Baum
Victor Klein-Film
Release date
  • 29 August 1933 (1933-08-29)

Franz Waxman's song "Greetings and Kisses, Veronika" written for the film became a major hit and helped boost Waxman's career as a songwriter.[2]



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 144
  2. Neumeyer & Platte p. 4


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
  • Neumeyer, David; Platte, Nathan (2011). Franz Waxman's Rebecca: A Film Score Guide. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-8366-6.
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