Chaste Susanne (film)

Chaste Susanne (German: Die keusche Susanne) is a 1926 German silent comedy film directed by Richard Eichberg and starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch and Ruth Weyher. It is based on the 1910 operetta Die keusche Susanne composed by Jean Gilbert with a libretto by Georg Okonkowski. In Britain it was released under the alternative title The Girl in the Taxi in reference to The Girl in the Taxi in the English version of the operetta. The film's art direction is by Jacek Rotmil.

Chaste Susanne
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Movie poster
Directed byRichard Eichberg
Produced byRichard Eichberg
Written by
CinematographyHeinrich Gärtner
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 11 November 1926 (1926-11-11)

It marked the first pairing of Harvey and Fritsch[1] who went on to become the leading screen couple in Weimar and early Nazi cinema. The film premiered at the UFA-Palast am Zoo and was a smash hit on its release.[2]



  1. ^ Ascheid p. 119
  2. ^ Kreimeier p. 115


  • Ascheid, Antje (2003). Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-56639-984-5.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.

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