Widower with Five Daughters

Widower with Five Daughters (German: Witwer mit 5 Töchtern) is a 1957 West German comedy film directed by Erich Engels and starring Heinz Erhardt, Susanne Cramer and Helmuth Lohner.[1]

Widower with Five Daughters
Directed byErich Engels
Written by
Music byHeino Gaze
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byMartha Dübber
Deutsche Film Hansa
Distributed byDeutsche Film Hansa
Release date
6 September 1957
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The art directors Dieter Bartels and Paul Markwitz designed the film's sets. It was shot at Gottingen Studios, with location shooting at Berlepsch Castle near Witzenhausen.


A father has brought up his five daughters alone since the death of his wife, while also administering a castle which is now owned by an American. He sometimes receives the help of a local woman, leading to the mixed reactions of his daughters as they consider her as a prospective new mother.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 113


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books.
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