The Four Companions (film)

The Four Companions (German: Die vier Gesellen) is a 1938 German drama film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Ingrid Bergman, Sabine Peters and Carsta Löck. Jochen Huth adapted the script from his own play. The film was intended as a star vehicle to launch Bergman's career in Germany.[1]

The Four Companions
DVD cover
Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byCarl Froelich
Written byJochen Huth (play and screenplay)
Music byHanson Milde-Meissner
CinematographyReimar Kuntze
Edited byGustav Lohse
Tonfilmstudio Carl Froelich
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 1 October 1938 (1938-10-01)
Running time
96 minutes


After graduation, four female art students attempt to set up their own advertising agency.



  1. Lunde p. 157


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  • Lunde, Arne (2010). Nordic Exposures: Scandinavian Identities in Classical Hollywood Cinema. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-99045-3.
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