Uli the Farmhand (German: Uli, der Knecht) is a 1954 Swiss romantic comedy film directed by Franz Schnyder and starring Hannes Schmidhauser, Liselotte Pulver and Heinrich Gretler. It is based on the classic 1841 novel of the same name by Jeremias Gotthelf. It tells of a wayward young man who eventually settles down.
|Uli the Farmhand|
|Directed by||Franz Schnyder|
|Produced by||Oscar Düby|
|Music by||Robert Blum|
|19 October 1954|
It was a popular box office success, drawing more than a million and a half viewers in Switzerland. It was also exported to Austria and West Germany, enjoying success in these countries as well. It was followed by a sequel Uli the Tenant.
The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Röthlisberger. It was made with backing from the Swiss government, and had a budget of around 600,000 Swiss Francs. Leopold Lindtberg was originally planned to direct the film, but was replaced by Schnyder. It was shot at the Rosenhof Studios in Zurich and on location around Bern.
- Hannes Schmidhauser as Uli
- Liselotte Pulver as Vreneli
- Heinrich Gretler as Bodenbauer
- Gertrud Jauch as Bodenbäuerin
- Emil Hegetschweiler as Joggeli, Glunggenbauer
- Hedda Koppé as Glunggenbäuerin
- Marianne Matti as Elisi, ihre Tochter
- Erwin Kohlund as Johannes
- Stephanie Glaser as Trinette, dessen Frau
- Alfred Rasser as Baumwollhändler
- Elisabeth Schnell as Annelisi
- Linda Geiser as Uersi
- Anneliese Egger as Stini
- Max Haufler as Karrer
- Peter Markus as Melker
- Robert Bichler as Dresli
- Adolf Bähler as Pfarrer
- ^ Goble p.996
- Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.