The Turkish Cucumbers

The Turkish Cucumbers (German: Die türkischen Gurken) is a 1962 West German comedy film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Gunther Philipp, Oskar Sima and Susi Nicoletti.[1]

The Turkish Cucumbers
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Directed byRolf Olsen
Produced byK. Gordon Murray
Written byPeter Loos
Rolf Olsen
Gunther Philipp
StarringGunther Philipp
Oskar Sima
Susi Nicoletti
Music byWerner Scharfenberger
CinematographyWalter Tuch
Edited byKarl Aulitzky
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
22 March 1962
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich.


A fruit and vegetable wholesaler who does a great deal of business with the Middle East is disturbed to discover that one of his clients has gifted him a harem. He tries to keep this secret from his wife by pretending that the new arrivals are Turkish cucumbers, but she becomes increasingly suspicious.



  1. ^ Ingraham p.149


  • Chrys Ingraham. White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture. Routledge, 1999.

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