The Black Forest Girl (German: Schwarzwaldmädel) is a 1950 West German drama film directed by Hans Deppe and starring Paul Hörbiger, Sonja Ziemann, and Rudolf Prack. It is based on the 1917 operetta of the same title by Leon Jessel and August Neidhart. The film was a huge commercial success, both the biggest hit that year and the most popular film since the war. Within two years fourteen million tickets were sold in West Germany, and on the strength of it Sonja Ziemann and Rudolf Prack topped the popularity charts and received Bambi awards.
|The Black Forest Girl|
|Directed by||Hans Deppe|
|Based on||The Black Forest Girl |
by August Neidhart
|Produced by||Kurt Ulrich|
|Edited by||Margarete Steinborn|
It was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin while Location shooting took place in the Black Forest. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gabriel Pellon. Shot in Agfacolor, it was the first colour film to be shot in western Germany since the Second World War. An East German production Heart of Stone was also made in colour the same year.
- Paul Hörbiger as Domkapellmeister
- Sonja Ziemann as Bärbele Riederle
- Rudolf Prack as Hans Hauser, a painter
- Gretl Schörg as Malwine Heinau, a revue star
- Walter Müller as Richard Petersen
- Lucie Englisch as Lorle
- Fritz Kampers as Jürgen, host of "Blauen Ochsen"
- Ernst Waldow as Fritz Bussmann, a jeweler
- Hans Richter as Theo Patzke
- Kurt Seifert as Mann auf der Straße
- Kurt Zehe as Gottlieb, a farmhand
- Trude Wilke-Roßwog as Traudel Riederle
- Kurt Pratsch-Kaufmann as Staubig, an accountant
- Franz-Otto Krüger as Conférencier
- Kurt Schöpp as Dompropst
- Lewis Brody as a party guest (uncredited)
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