A Heidelberg Romance

A Heidelberg Romance (German: Heidelberger Romanze) is a 1951 West German romance film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Liselotte Pulver, O.W. Fischer and Gardy Granass. While accompanying his daughter on a trip to Heidelberg, a wealthy American businessman recounts a romance he had with a local girl forty years before. The film set a template for portraying German-American relations.[1]

A Heidelberg Romance
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Directed byPaul Verhoeven
Written by
Produced byHeinrich Jonen
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited byIlse Voigt
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
23 December 1951
Running time
97 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Paul Markwitz and Fritz Maurischat. It was shot at the Bendestorf Studios and on location in Heidelberg.



  1. ^ Stephan p.163


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Stephan, Alexander. Americanization & Anti-Americanism: The German Encounter With American Culture After 1945. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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