Queen Louise (1957 film)

Queen Louise (German: Königin Luise) is a 1957 West German historical drama film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Ruth Leuwerik, Dieter Borsche and Bernhard Wicki. It was made at the Emelka Studios in Munich, with sets designed by the art director Rolf Zehetbauer.

Queen Louise
Directed byWolfgang Liebeneiner
Produced byUtz Utermann
Written byGeorge Hurdalek
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyWerner Krien
Edited byLisbeth Neumann
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 15 February 1957 (1957-02-15)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film depicts the life of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of Frederick William III of Prussia, and her stand against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. It was one of a number of films made during the 1950s that portrayed historical royal Germany in a positive manner.[1] It is similar in theme to the Prussian film genre which had been popular between the two World Wars including two previous films about Louise Queen Louise (1927) and Louise, Queen of Prussia (1931).



  1. Hake p. 114


  • Hake, Sabine (2013). German National Cinema (2nd ed.). Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-02054-4.
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