Hansel and Gretel (1954 Janssen film)

Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is a 1954 German film, directed by Walter Janssen, based on the story of Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.[1] It should not be confused with either Hansel and Gretel, another German film, or an American film Hansel and Gretel, both of which were released in the same year.

Hänsel und Gretel
Directed byWalter Janssen
Produced byHubert Schonger
Written byGerhard F. Hummel
  • Jürgen Micksch
  • Maren-Inken Bielenberg
  • Jochen Diestelmann
  • Ellen Frank
  • Barbara Gallauner
  • Wolfgang Eichberger
Narrated byPaul Tripp (1965-English)
Music byGiuseppe Becce
Release date
Running time
54 min.
Country West Germany


  • Jürgen Micksch – Hansel
  • Maren-Inken Bielenberg – Gretel
  • Jochen Diestelmann – The Father
  • Ellen Frank – The Mother
  • Barbara Gallauner – The Evil Witch

DVD release

In 2007, Hänsel und Gretel was released on DVD in Germany. The film was also part of five DVD boxset, which contained other classic live-action German fairytale films made in the 1950s.[2]


  1. "Hansel and GretelSynopsis". fandango.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. Nield, Anthony. "Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films". thedigitalfix.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
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