The Mine Foreman (film)

The Mine Foreman (German: Der Obersteiger) is a 1952 Austrian historical musical film directed by Franz Antel and starring Hans Holt, Josefin Kipper and Wolf Albach-Retty.[1] The film is an operetta film, which is based on the libretto of the 1894 operetta of the same title by Ludwig Held and Moritz West. It is set in the reign of Ludwig I of Bavaria. The film's sets were designed by Isabella and Werner Schlichting.

The Mine Foreman
Directed byFranz Antel
Written byJutta Bornemann
Gunther Philipp
Friedrich Schreyvogel
Franz Antel
StarringHans Holt
Josefin Kipper
Wolf Albach-Retty
Music byHans Lang
CinematographyHans Heinz Theyer
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Patria Filmkunst
Distributed byLöwen-Filmverleih
Release date
3 November 1952
Running time
90 minutes



  1. Dassanowsky p.151


  • Robert Dassanowsky. Austrian Cinema: A History. McFarland, 2005.

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