Women for Golden Hill

Women for Golden Hill (German: Frauen für Golden Hill) is a 1938 German drama film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Kirsten Heiberg, Viktor Staal and Elfie Mayerhofer. The fim's sets were designed by the art directors Gustav A. Knauer and Alexander Mügge. The all-male inhabitants of an Australian mining camp send off for some mail order brides from Sydney. Two men refuse to join in, but their friend secretly arranges for two wives for them. Unfortunately one of them proves to be his own abandoned wife, who takes up with him again. This means a love triangle develops between the two men around the remaining woman.

Women for Golden Hill
Directed byErich Waschneck
Produced byHermann Grund
Written byHans Bertram
George Hurdalek
Wolf Neumeister
StarringKirsten Heiberg
Viktor Staal
Elfie Mayerhofer
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyWerner Krien
Edited byErich Kobler
Distributed byUFA
Release date
30 December 1938
Running time
92 minutes

The film was shot at the Babelsberg Studio and on location at Kurische Nehrung in East Prussia, which stood in for Australia. The film premiered on 30 December in Frankfurt, but was not a major box office hit.[1]



  1. O'Brien p.91


  • O'Brien, Mary-Elizabeth. Nazi Cinema as Enchantment: The Politics of Entertainment in the Third Reich. Camden House, 2006.
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