Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne!
|Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne!|
|Directed by||Arzén von Cserépy|
|Edited by||Willy Zeunert|
|24 January 1935|
A young woman's attempts to break into the film industry are thwarted by two unscrupulous producers.
The film's sets were designed by the art directors Erich Grave and Karl Vollbrecht. The film offered support to the Nazi Party's anti-Semitic stance by a negative portrayal of the two Jewish film producers. It received strong official backing, and a gala premiere was arranged for its release by Joseph Goebbels. To Goebbels' surprise and disgust, the first night audience booed, once the screening was over. The incident was largely hushed-up, and the film's director Arzén von Cserépy went back to his native Hungary in disgrace and never made another German film.
The film was a success, however, for the young actress Hilde Krüger. Following this film, she was given the patronage of Goebbels. She was to appear in twenty more films, and went on to be a spy for Germany.
- Jessie Vihrog as Susanne Kirchner
- Veit Harlan as Georg Brinkmann
- Willi Schur as Generaldirektor Sally Gold
- Ernst Rotmund as Produktionsleiter Archinowitz
- Maly Delschaft as Filmdiva
- Harry Frank as Filmstar
- Eugen Rex as Regisseur
- Hans Adalbert Schlettow as Detektiv
- Rotraut Richter as Grete
- Ellen Bang as Lilli
- Josef Dahmen as Kurvenkarl
- Heinz Berghaus
- Gerhard Dammann
- Josefine Dora as Tante Frieda
- Hugo Flink as Redakteur
- Aribert Grimmer as Kommissar
- Karl Harbacher
- Max Hochstetter
- Maria Krahn
- Hilde Krüger
- Hermann Picha
- Karl Platen
- Max Ralph-Ostermann as Schmidt - Lawyer
- Carla Rust
- Ernst Albert Schaach as Vizepräsident
- Robert Thiem as Fredy Miller - Regieassistent
- Hull, p. 69
- Hull, p. 69
- Verführungskunst war ihre Waffe, Spiegel online, Retrieved 24 July 2016
- David Stewart Hull. Film in the Third Reich: A Study of the German Cinema, 1933–1945. University of California Press, 1969.