Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne!

Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne! (German: Nur nicht weich werden, Susanne!) is a 1935 German drama film directed by Arzén von Cserépy, and starring Jessie Vihrog, Veit Harlan, and Willi Schur.

Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne!
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Directed byArzén von Cserépy
Written by
Music by
CinematographyGuido Seeber
Edited byWilly Zeunert
Distributed byNormalton-Film
Release date
24 January 1935


A young woman's attempts to break into the film industry are thwarted by two unscrupulous producers.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]



  1. ^ Hull, p. 69
  2. ^ Hull, p. 69
  3. ^ 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.

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