Through the Forests and Through the Trees

Through the Forests and Through the Trees (German: Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen[1]) is a 1956 West German historical comedy film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring Eva Bartok, Peter Arens and Joe Stöckel. It was Pabst's final film.[2]

Through the Forests and Through the Trees
Film poster
Directed byGeorg Wilhelm Pabst
Produced byHerbert O. Horn
Written by
Music by
CinematographyKurt Grigoleit
Edited byHerbert Taschner
Unicorn Film
Distributed byNeue Filmverleih
Release date
  • 19 October 1956 (1956-10-19)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Ludwig Reiber. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Venice and Zwiesel. It was made in Eastmancolor.



  1. The reference is to the aria "Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen" from Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freischütz.
  2. Bock & Bergfelder p. 356


  • 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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