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 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.

My Wife Makes Music
Directed byHans Heinrich
Written by
Music byGerd Natschinski
CinematographyEugen Klagemann
Edited byFriedel Welsandt
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]

The film's art direction was by Oskar Pietsch.




  • 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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