The Mad Aunts Strike Out

The Mad Aunts Strike Out (German: Die tollen Tanten schlagen zu) is a 1971 West German comedy film directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb and starring Rudi Carrell, Ilja Richter and Mascha Gonska.[1] It is part of a series of cross-dressing comedies inspired by Charley's Aunt and Some Like It Hot.

The Mad Aunts Strike Out
Directed byFranz Josef Gottlieb
Produced by
Written byErich Tomek
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographyHeinz Hölscher
Edited byTraude Krappl-Maass
  • Divina-Film
  • Lisa-Film
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
24 September 1971
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by Eberhard Schröder.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.269


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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