Marianne of My Youth

Marianne of My Youth (French: Marianne de ma jeunesse, German: Marianne) is a 1955 French–West German romantic drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Marianne Hold, Horst Buchholz and Pierre Vaneck.[1] It was released in separate French language and German language versions. It is based on a 1932 novel Schmerzliches Arkadien by Peter von Mendelssohn.

Marianne of My Youth
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Poster for the film.
Directed byJulien Duvivier
Written by
  • Denise Van Moppès
  • Julien Duvivier
  • Peter von Mendelssohn
Based onDouloureuse Arcadie
1932 novel
by Peter von Mendelssohn
Produced by
CinematographyLéonce-Henri Burel
Edited by
Music byJacques Ibert
  • Filmsonor
  • Regina Films
  • Francinex
  • Royal-Produktion
  • Allfram-Film
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 18 March 1955 (1955-03-18) (France)
  • 8 April 1955 (1955-04-08) (W. Germany)
Running time
105 minutes
  • France
  • West Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location at Hohenschwangau Castle and at Schloss Fuschl in Salzburg. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Jean d'Eaubonne and Willy Schatz. Marcel Ophüls was the assistant director on the production.

Plot summaryEdit



  1. ^ McCann p.174


  • Ben McCann. Julien Duvivier. Manchester University Press, 2017.

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