The Merry Vineyard (1952 film)

The Merry Vineyard (German: Der fröhliche Weinberg) is a 1952 West German comedy film directed by Erich Engel and starring Gustav Knuth, Camilla Spira and Wilfried Seyferth.[1] It is based on a play by Carl Zuckmayer which had previously been made into a silent film in 1927. It is sometimes known by the alternative title of The Grapes Are Ripe.

The Merry Vineyard
Gustav Knuth (right) in a scene from the film
Directed byErich Engel
Produced byKarl Julius Fritzsche
Written by
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyHans Schneeberger
Edited byMartha Dübber
Magna Film
Distributed byDeutsche London-Film
Release date
25 November 1952
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's art direction was by Franz Schroedter. It was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin.



  1. Goble p.774


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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