Hello, Fraulein!

Hello, Fraulein! (German: Hallo, Fräulein!) is a 1949 German musical film directed by Rudolf Jugert and starring Margot Hielscher, Hans Söhnker and Peter van Eyck.[1] It was made by the Munich-based company Bavaria Film in what would shortly become West Germany. It marked the German debut of van Eyck who had actually been born in Pomerania but had spent many years in the United States, leading him to be promoted in the film's publicity as an American actor.[2]

Hello, Fraulein!
Directed byRudolf Jugert
Written by
Starring
Music byFriedrich Meyer
CinematographyGeorg Bruckbauer
Edited byLuise Dreyer-Sachsenberg
Production
company
Distributed byHerzog-Filmverleih
Release date
13 May 1949
Running time
84 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Mellin. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's music combines elements of American big band jazz and German folk music.[3]

Synopsis

In Southern Germany in the months after the end of the Second World War, the commander of American forces occupying a German town tries to promote friendship with the locals by organising a musical show with the assistance of a female music student who has recently returned from entertaining German soldiers on the Eastern Front. By inviting a multi-national orchestra to perform, the two achieve greater international harmony although the student ultimately decides to marry a local architect rather than the American soldier.

Cast

References

  1. Koepnick p. 74
  2. Davidson & Hake p. 48–50
  3. Davidson & Hake p. 49

Bibliography

  • Davidson, John & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.
  • Lutz Peter Koepnick. The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present. University of Michigan Press, 2007.
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