Frau Sixta

Frau Sixta is a 1938 German historical drama film directed by Gustav Ucicky and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Franziska Kinz and Ilse Werner.[1] It is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by the Swiss writer Ernst Zahn.[2]

Frau Sixta
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German film poster
Directed byGustav Ucicky
Written byAnton Kutter
Max Mell
Based onFrau Sixta
by Ernst Zahn
Produced byPeter Ostermayr
CinematographyHans Schneeberger
Edited byPaul May
Music byHerbert Windt
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 7 September 1938 (1938-09-07)
Running time
103 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Koehn and Hans Kuhnert. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location at the winter sports resort of Kühtai in the Austrian Tyrol.


In the 1860s a widow runs an estate, close to the Italian border. One day a former army officer arrives on his way to Italy. She persuades him to stay and work for her, and before long they begin a relationship. However, complications ensue when her daughter returns home from boarding school and develops an attachment to her mother's lover.



  1. ^ Waldman, Harry (2008). Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-7864-3861-7.
  2. ^ Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 515. ISBN 3598114923.

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