My Wife Makes Music

My Wife Makes Music (German: Meine Frau macht Musik) is an East German musical film directed by Hans Heinrich. It was released in 1958, and sold 6,052,050 tickets.[1] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam. The film's set's were designed by the art director Oskar Pietsch.

My Wife Makes Music
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Directed byHans Heinrich
Written by
CinematographyEugen Klagemann
Edited byFriedel Welsandt
Music byGerd Natschinski
Distributed byProgress Film
Release date
3 April 1958
Running time
85 minutes
CountryEast Germany

The film was very popular at the box office, but drew criticism from East Germany's communist authorities who regarded its style as too close to western commercial cinema.[2]


It was a revue film in which an East Berlin housewife is discovered and turned into a singing star by an Italian, much to her husband's disapproval.




  • Feinstein, Joshua. The Triumph of the Ordinary: Depictions of Daily Life in the East German Cinema, 1949–1989. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

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