Royal Children

Royal Children (German: Königskinder) is a 1950 West German comedy film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Jenny Jugo, Peter van Eyck and Hedwig Wangel.[1]

Royal Children
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Princess Ulrike (Jenny Jugo) holds court.
Directed byHelmut Käutner
Produced byEberhard Klagemann
Written by
Music byBernhard Eichhorn
CinematographyReimar Kuntze
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
Distributed by
Release date
20 January 1950
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Bad Wimpfen and at Hornberg Castle. The film's sets were designed by the art director Bruno Monden and Hermann Warm. It was a major commercial failure on release.[2]


At the end of the Second World War, part of the traditional royal family are forced to flee from their historic lands. They still possess a castle in Bavaria. After a difficult journey to reach it they find that the castle is in ruins. Gradually they try to rebuild their lives in their new home and adjust to the challenges of modern life.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 228
  2. ^ Davidson & Hake p. 50


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books.
  • Davidson, John & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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