Bon Voyage (1954 film)

Bon Voyage (German: Glückliche Reise) is a 1954 West German musical comedy film directed by Thomas Engel and starring Paul Hubschmid, Inge Egger and Paul Klinger.[1]

Bon Voyage
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Directed byThomas Engel
Written by
CinematographyHans Schneeberger
Edited byCarl Otto Bartning
Music by
Distributed byPrisma Film
Release date
21 December 1954
Running time
85 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Emil Hasler and Walter Kutz. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin and on location in Hamburg and the Balearic Islands.


Robert Langen and Lutz Steffens have a research job to do on the desert island of Formitosa in the South Seas, where they are getting bored over time. In order to combat their homesickness, they want to exchange letters with young women from their homeland and a short time later their advertisement appears in a Hamburg newspaper. It didn't take long before the two received the first letters. Lutz got mail from a Monika Brinkmann, while Robert's correspondent was called Eva Gordon. There was an Eva Gordon, but the letters were written by Monika on a whim, without Eva knowing anything about it. But then the two young scientists were called back to their institute in Hamburg for a short time.

In a good mood, they go to the travel agency where Monika works as soon as they arrive. Robert's expectations were even exceeded, which is not surprising for a part-time photo model. Only Lutz is very irritated by Eva's reaction when he tracks her down. She puts a quick end to a first “approach” because Dr. Eva Gordon is engaged to her boss, the somewhat distracted mathematics professor van Mühlen, and the wedding is supposed to be the next day. Outraged, Eva goes to the police to report the misuse of her name and photo. Monika has no choice but to admit the fraud and apologize to Eva. In the meantime, she has found that the cheeky young man seems very amiable and that fate means well with her. After some small confusions, two couples in love travel to Formitosa.[2]



  1. ^ Parish, James Robert (1977). Film Actors Guide. Scarecrow Press. p. 276.
  2. ^ Engel, Thomas (1954-12-21), Glückliche Reise (Comedy, Music), Capitol Film, retrieved 2022-05-02

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