Mischief in Wonderland

Mischief in Wonderland (German: Aufruhr im Schlaraffenland) is a 1957 German fantasy film directed by Otto Meyer, loosely based on the story Schlaraffenland by poet Hans Sachs and a satire on the German Wirtschaftswunder.[1] The film was released in the United States by K. Gordon Murray. It is also known as Riot in Cockaigne and Scandal in Fairyland.

Mischief in Wonderland
Aufruhr im Schlaraffenland
Directed byOtto Meyer
Produced byAlfred Förster
Written byInka Köhler-Rechnitz
Music byNorbert Schultze
CinematographyGerhard Huttula
Edited byAnnelies Kriegar
Distributed by
Release date
  • 15 September 1957 (1957-09-15)
Running time
80 minutes


The king of Irgendwo is beset by worries: The food stocks are empty and he has no money. The only way out, proposed by his advisers Schnorr and Astropolex, to marry off his young daughter to the Sultan of Persipanien, fails: The princess denied the marriage and the sultan wants a rich wife.

One night during a thunderstorm, a young woman arrives at the castle. The king lets her in and gives her the last milk ration. She turns out to be a fairy who now wants to thank him: He receives a magic button with which he can ask for any food he wants. Soon the inhabitants of the little kingdom are living in a wonderland. From the village fountain now gushes wine and lemonade, the fountain itself is made of marzipan and the fences are made of chocolate. To avoid jeopardizing the splendor, a rice pudding mountain is built around the kingdom.

But soon people, especially children, realize there are disadvantages. All the people are fat and the school is closed due to "laziness". They ask the princess for help, as she is the only person who has avoided eating too much. But the adults got used to the new way of life, so a riot breaks out in the land of milk and honey ...


See also


  1. "Aufruhr im Schlaraffenland". Cinema.de. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. "Aufruhr im Schlaraffenland 1957". maerchenfilm.pytalhost.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
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