How Do We Tell Our Children?

How Do We Tell Our Children? (German: Wie sagen wir es unseren Kindern?) is a 1949 German comedy film directed by Hans Deppe and starring Leny Marenbach, Mathias Wieman and Hilde Körber.[1] The film was made by the major German studio UFA in 1944, but was not released until several years after the end of the war.[2]

How Do We Tell Our Children?
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Directed byHans Deppe
Produced byErich Holder
Written by
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Distributed byStern-Film Verleih
Release date
21 December 1949
Running time
89 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Wilhelm Vorwerg. Shooting took place in the Babelsberg Studios and on location in Dresden and Switzerland.


In a suburb of Dresden, a widowed doctor with four children lives opposite a divorcee with three children. Gradually they fall in love despite the constant feuding between their children.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Holmstrom p. 523
  2. ^ Rentschler p. 268


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996.
  • Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press, 1996.

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