The Sergeant's Daughter

The Sergeant's Daughter (German: Der große Zapfenstreich) is a 1952 West German war romance film directed by George Hurdalek and starring Johanna Matz, Jan Hendriks and Friedrich Domin.[1] It was based on a 1903 novel by Franz Adam Beyerlein which portrayed life in the army of William II.

The Sergeant's Daughter
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Directed byGeorge Hurdalek
Written by
Music byTheo Mackeben
CinematographyGeorg Bruckbauer
Edited byMargarete von Schlieffen
  • Como Film
  • Royal-Produktion
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
3 October 1952
Running time
100 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location at historic barracks at Ingolstadt. The film's sets were designed by Robert Herlth and Kurt Herlth.


Before the outbreak of the First World War, the daughter of a sergeant in the cavalry falls in love with a junior officer, despite already being engaged to another soldier.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 187


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

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