Happy Days in Aranjuez

Happy Days in Aranjuez (German: Die schönen Tage von Aranjuez) is a 1933 German comedy film directed by Johannes Meyer and starring Brigitte Helm, Gustaf Gründgens and Wolfgang Liebeneiner. The film focus on a notorious jewel thief operating in high society.[1] The title refers to Aranjuez in Spain.

Happy Days in Aranjuez
Directed byJohannes Meyer
Produced byMax Pfeiffer
Written by
Music by
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Edited byHerbert B. Fredersdorf
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 22 September 1933 (1933-09-22)
Running time
101 minutes

The film was made by UFA, Germany's largest studio with sets designed by art directors Erich Kettelhut and Max Mellin. It was based on a play of the same name by Hans Székely and Robert A. Stemmle. A separate French-language version Adieu les beaux jours with Brigitte Helm and Jean Gabin was made. In 1936 the film was remade in Hollywood as Desire, a vehicle for Marlene Dietrich.



  1. Kreimeier p. 217


  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.
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