The Shadows Grow Longer

The Shadows Grow Longer (German: Die Schatten werden länger) is a 1961 Swiss-West German drama film directed by Ladislao Vajda. The film was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 34th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

The Shadows Grow Longer
Film poster
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Produced byArtur Brauner
Lazar Wechsler
Written byIstván Békeffy
Heinz Pauck
Ladislao Vajda
StarringHansjörg Felmy
Luise Ullrich
Barbara Rütting
Music byRobert Blum
Werner Kruse
Fritz Rotter
CinematographyHeinrich Gartner
Edited byHermann Haller
CCC Film
Distributed byColumbia Film
Release date
  • 11 August 1961 (1961-08-11)
Running time
91 minutes
West Germany

The film was shot in Zurich and at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Wilhelm Vorwerg.

Main cast

  • Hansjörg Felmy as Max
  • Luise Ullrich as Frau Diethelm
  • Barbara Rütting as Christa Andres
  • Fred Tanner as Dr. Borner
  • Loni von Friedl as Erika Schöner
  • Iris Erdmann as Hilde
  • Renja Gill as Anni
  • Bella Neri as Schoolgirl
  • Margot Medicus as Barbara (as Margot Philipp)
  • Carola Rasch as Bessie
  • Elisabeth Roth as Schoolgirl Steffie
  • Helga Sommerfeld as Helene

See also



  1. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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