They Were So Young

They Were So Young (German: Mannequins für Rio) is a 1954 German-American drama film directed by Kurt Neumann and written by Felix Lützkendorf, Kurt Neumann, and the blacklisted screenwriters Dalton Trumbo and Michael Wilson (both uncredited). The film stars Scott Brady, Raymond Burr and Johanna Matz and was released on January 7, 1955, by Lippert Pictures.[1][2]

They Were So Young
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKurt Neumann
Produced byKurt Neumann
Screenplay byFelix Lützkendorf
Kurt Neumann
Dalton Trumbo and Michael Wilson (uncredited)
Based onan outline prepared from official documents by Jacques Companeez with the cooperation of Interpol, Paris (International police)
StarringScott Brady
Raymond Burr
Johanna Matz
Music byMichael Jary
CinematographyEkkehard Kyrath
Edited byEva Kroll
Corona Filmproduktion
Distributed byLippert Pictures
Release date
  • October 20, 1954 (1954-10-20) (Germany)
  • January 7, 1955 (1955-01-07) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryWest Germany
United States


"A beach near Rio de Janeiro".


Uncredited (in order of appearance)


  1. "Mannequin-f-r-Rio - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  2. "They Were So Young (1955) - Overview". 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2015-09-03.

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