The Dairymaid of St. Kathrein

The Dairymaid of St Kathrein or The Milkmaid of St. Kathrein (German: Die Sennerin von St. Kathrein) is a 1955 Austrian drama film directed by Herbert B. Fredersdorf and starring Anita Gutwell, Rudolf Lenz and Rudolf Carl.[1] It is a heimatfilm, inspired by the success of the earlier The Forester of the Silver Wood which featured the same leading actors. A further film Forest Liesel was made in 1956 by Fredersdorf.

The Dairymaid of St. Kathrein
Directed byHerbert B. Fredersdorf
Produced byAlfred Lehr
Ernest Müller
Written byTheodor Ottawa
StarringAnita Gutwell
Rudolf Lenz
Rudolf Carl
Music byCarl Loubé
CinematographyWalter Tuch
Edited byBrigitte Fredersdorf
ÖFA-Schönbrunn Film
Distributed bySascha Film
Release date
11 November 1955
Running time
108 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff. It was partly shot in the state of Salzburg.


  • Anita Gutwell as Liesl, die Sennerin
  • Rudolf Lenz as Martin
  • Rudolf Carl as Hiasl
  • Hans Bergen as Wirt
  • Franz Eichberger as Otto, Jäger
  • Ludwig Geiger as Apotheker
  • Gerhard Hofer as Fischer-Tomerl
  • Anton Karas as Lehrer
  • Harry Kratz as Hansl
  • Lotte Ledl as Johanna
  • Beppo Louca as 2.Holzfäller
  • Hans Putz as Franz
  • Heinz Rohn as Bürgermeister
  • Albert Rueprecht as Jager-Loisl
  • Edd Stavjanik as 1. Holzfäller
  • Lola Urban-Kneidinger as Wirtin
  • Gerti Wiedner as Vroni


  1. Fritsche p.254


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.
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