The Ideal Woman

The Ideal Woman (German: Die ideale Frau) is a 1959 West German comedy film directed by Josef von Báky and starring Ruth Leuwerik, Martin Benrath and Boy Gobert.[1] [2] Fanny Becker, the mayor of Rosenburg, meets a former lover and is tempted to resume her romance with him, but eventually decides to remain with her husband (the leader of the opposition in Rosenburg).

The Ideal Woman
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Directed byJosef von Báky
Written byHildegard Brücker
Walter Forster
Joachim Wedekind
Produced byUtz Utermann
StarringRuth Leuwerik
Martin Benrath
Boy Gobert
CinematographyWerner Krien
Edited byGertrud Hinz-Nischwitz
Music byGeorg Haentzschel
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
25 August 1959
Running time
104 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Jürgen Kiebach and Fritz Maurischat. Location shooting took place around Landshut and in Monaco.



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  2. ^ Bock & Berfgelder p.24


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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