That Won't Keep a Sailor Down

That Won't Keep a Sailor Down (German: Das haut einen Seemann doch nicht um) is a 1958 German-Danish comedy drama film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring Karlheinz Böhm, Antje Geerk and Georg Thomalla.[1] It was entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

That Won't Keep a Sailor Down
Film poster
Directed byArthur Maria Rabenalt
Produced byPreben Philipsen
Written by
Music byBert Grund
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byAnker Sørensen
Distributed byPrisma Film
Release date
  • 19 September 1958 (1958-09-19)
Running time
94 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Denmark


After returning to Copenhagen, a sailor discovers that his wife has died a few days before shortly after giving birth. He now tries to bring up the child, with the help of a young woman he has met.



  1. Parish & Canham p. 216
  2. "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2012.


  • James Robert Parish & Kingsley Canham. Film Directors Guide: Western Europe. Scarecrow Press, 1976.
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