When the Young Wine Blossoms (1943 film)

When the Young Wine Blossoms (German: Wenn der junge Wein blüht) is a 1943 German comedy film directed by Fritz Kirchhoff and starring Henny Porten, Otto Gebühr and René Deltgen.[1] It was based on a play by the Norwegian writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson which had previously been adapted into a 1927 German silent film of the same title.

When the Young Wine Blossoms
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Directed byFritz Kirchhoff
Written by
Produced byEduard Kubat
CinematographyHerbert Körner
Edited byElisabeth Pewny
Music by
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
  • 24 September 1943 (1943-09-24)
Running time
80 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Bi and Bruno Lutz. It was shot in various locations across Germany including the Seddiner See and the city of Hamburg.


An interfering mother plans husbands for her three daughters as they come of marriageable age. However she pays no attention to her daughters own feeling until the eventual intervention of her husband manages to bring things to a happy conclusion.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 150


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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