If We All Were Angels

If We All Were Angels (German: Wenn wir alle Engel wären) is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Heinz Rühmann, Leny Marenbach and Elsa Dalands. A respectable member of provincial German society nearly becomes involved in a scandal following a series of misunderstandings. The overall plot was similar to that of The Virtuous Sinner (1931) which Rühmann had also appeared in.[1] Location filming took place around Cologne.

If We All Were Angels
Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced by
  • Friedrich Pflughaupt
  • Carl Froelich
Written byHeinrich Spoerl (novel and screenplay)
Music byHanson Milde-Meissner
CinematographyReimar Kuntze
Edited byGustav Lohse
Carl Froelich-Film
Distributed byEuropa Film
Release date
  • 9 October 1936 (1936-10-09)
Running time
99 minutes

It was re-released in 1950 by Herzog Film.


  • Heinz Rühmann as Christian Kempenich
  • Leny Marenbach as Hedwig - seine Frau
  • Elsa Dalands as Selma Kempenich - die Tante
  • Lotte Rausch as Maria, the maid
  • Harald Paulsen as Enrico Falotti - Gesangslehrer
  • Hanns August Herten as Bügermeister
  • Charlotte Krause-Walter as Else
  • Carl de Vogt as Hotel Porter 'Waldfrieden'
  • Will Dohm as Police Inspector
  • Paul Mederow as District Judge
  • Ernst Waldow as Prosecution lawyer
  • Hugo Froelich as Justizrat Genius - Defence lawyer
  • Luise Morland as Frau Oberpostdirektor


  1. Hake p. 95–97


  • Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
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