The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi

The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi (German: Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi) is a 1961 Swiss-West German comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring O.E. Hasse, Johanna von Koczian and Martin Held.[1][2] It is based on the 1952 play with the same title by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.[3] It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.

The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
Film poster
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Produced by
Written by
Based onThe Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographySven Nykvist
Edited byHermann Haller
Distributed byUFA Film Hansa
Release date
  • 24 June 1961 (1961-06-24)
Running time
95 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Switzerland

The film was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin, and on location in Zurich. The sets were designed by the art directors Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 121
  2. "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi". Film Portal. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. Koczian, Johanna von; Held, Martin (1 March 1961). "Justiz-Krise". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 14 February 2012.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
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