Love Letters from Engadin

Love Letters from Engadin or Love Letters from the Engadine (German: Liebesbriefe aus dem Engadin) is a 1938 German romantic comedy film directed by Luis Trenker and Werner Klingler and starring Trenker, Carla Rust and Erika von Thellmann.[1] It contains elements of the mountain film genre for which Trenker was best known. It is set in London and in the Engadin valley in the Swiss Alps, where much of the location shooting took place.

Love Letters from Engadin
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Hanns Saßmann
  • Luis Trenker
Music byGiuseppe Becce
Edited byWaldemar Gaede
Luis Trenker-Film
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
  • 5 December 1938 (1938-12-05)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Maurischat.


The manager of a ski resort decides to raise money by writing love letters on behalf of his popular ski instructor to various former pupils asking them to visit the resort again and donate to new facilities. This causes complications when one of his former students in London breaks off her engagement to an aristocrat, having discovered he is marrying her for her fortune, and travels out to Switzerland accompanied by a female friend.

Main cast


  1. Höbusch p. 212


  • Höbusch, Harald (2016). Mountain of Destiny: Nanga Parbat and Its Path Into the German Imagination. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 978-1-57113-958-0.
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