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The Blue Hour (1953 film)

The Blue Hour (German: Die blaue Stunde) is a 1953 West German comedy film directed by Veit Harlan and starring Kristina Söderbaum, Hans Nielsen and Kurt Kreuger.

The Blue Hour
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Directed by Veit Harlan
Written by Veit Harlan
Starring Kristina Söderbaum
Hans Nielsen
Kurt Kreuger
Music by Franz Grothe
Cinematography Werner Krien
Edited by Walter Boos
Distributed by Panorama-Film
Release date
5 March 1953
Running time
100 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Production began on the film in October 1952. It was shot at studios in Göttingen and on location on the island of Capri.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Haag. Because of public protests against his wartime role as a Nazi filmmaker, Harlan considered turning over the project to the his colleague Geza von Bolvary but eventually decided to direct it himself.[2]

It was the third film of a post-war comeback for the husband and wife team Harlan and Söderbaum, but was much less commercially successful than the two previous films the melodramas Immortal Beloved and Hanna Amon.[3]




  1. ^ Noack p.307
  2. ^ Noack p.307
  3. ^ Noack p.308


  • Noack, Frank. Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

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