The Heath Is Green (1951 film)
|The Heath Is Green|
|Directed by||Hans Deppe|
|Produced by||Kurt Ulrich|
|Music by||Alfred Strasser and others (Löns songs)|
|Edited by||Hermann Ludwig|
|Distributed by||Gloria Film|
|14 November 1951|
The film is set in the Lüneburg Heath region. The plot centers around a poacher (Lüder Lüdersen), a game warden (Walter Rainer) hunting the poacher, the murder of a police officer, and two love affairs. The main love affair and the main source of moral conflict is between the game keeper and the poacher's daughter (Helga Lüdersen). The film has a happy ending, the murderer is arrested, Helga and Walter become a couple.
- Sonja Ziemann as Helga Lüdersen
- Rudolf Prack as Walter Rainer
- Maria Holst as Mona von Buckwitz
- Willy Fritsch as judge
- Hans Stüwe as Lüder Lüdersen
- Hans Richter as Hannes
- Otto Gebühr as Gottfried Lüdersen
- Oskar Sima as circus manager
- Kurt Reimann as Nachtigall
- Ludwig Schmitz as Tünnes
- Josef Sieber as Oberförster (head game warden)
- Margarete Haagen as Mrs. Lüdersen
- Else Reval as Frau Zirkusdirektor
- Karl Finkenzeller as Pistek
- Ernst Waldow as pharmacist
A third movie with the same name from 1972 was not a remake, but just used some of Löns' poems for song lyrics.
The FSK gave the film a rating of "6 and up" and deemed it suitable for screening on public holidays.
The film premiered on 14 November 1951 at the Palast in Hanover. It was the most successful release of the 1951/1952 season in Germany. It is an example of the Heimatfilm genre of post-WW II West German cinema.
In 1952, it received the Bambi Award as the most successful film.
- "Filmportal: Grün ist die Heide". Retrieved 19 April 2017.