List of German films of 1945–59

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This is a list of the most notable films produced in Cinema of Germany between 1945 and 1959.

For an alphabetical list of articles on West German films see Category:West German films.

1946[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Allez Hopp Hans Fritz Köllner Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Hilde Körber Drama
Die Fledermaus Géza von Bolváry Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters Comedy filmed before 1945
Free Land Milo Harbich Fritz Wagner, Herbert Wilk Drama
Murderers Among Us Wolfgang Staudte Wilhelm Borchert, Hildegard Knef Drama
Peter Voss, Thief of Millions Karl Anton Viktor de Kowa, Else von Möllendorff Comedy crime filmed before 1945
Somewhere in Berlin Gerhard Lamprecht Mady Rahl, Rotraut Richter Drama
Tell the Truth Helmut Weiss Gustav Fröhlich, Mady Rahl Comedy
Under the Bridges Helmut Käutner Hannelore Schroth, Carl Raddatz Drama filmed before 1945

1947[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
And the Heavens Above Us Josef von Báky Hans Albers, Lotte Koch Drama
And If We Should Meet Again Hans Müller Paul Dahlke, Käthe Haack Comedy
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Harald Braun Winnie Markus, Hildegard Knef, Sybille Schmitz, Willy Birgel, Viktor de Kowa Drama
In Those Days Helmut Käutner Winnie Markus, Carl Raddatz, Erwin Geschonneck Drama
Marriage in the Shadows Kurt Maetzig Paul Klinger, Ilse Steppat Drama
The Millionaire Robert A. Stemmle Hans Moser, Annie Rosar Comedy
No Place for Love Hans Deppe Bruni Löbel, Heinz Lausch Romance
Quax in Africa Helmut Weiss Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler Comedy filmed before 1945
Wozzeck Georg C. Klaren Max Eckard, Kurt Meisel Drama

1948[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Anni Max Neufeld Elfie Mayerhofer, Siegfried Breuer Romance Co-production with Austria
The Berliner Robert A. Stemmle Gert Fröbe Comedy Gert Fröbe as Otto Normalverbraucher
Blocked Signals Johannes Meyer Heinz Engelmann, Wolfgang Lukschy Thriller
Blum Affair Erich Engel Hans Christian Blech, Ernst Waldow Drama
Chemistry and Love Arthur Maria Rabenalt Hans Nielsen, Tilly Lauenstein Comedy
Everything Will Be Better in the Morning Arthur Maria Rabenalt Ellen Schwanneke, Jakob Tiedtke
Film Without a Title Rudolf Jugert Hans Söhnker, Hildegard Knef, Willy Fritsch Comedy
Germany, Year Zero Roberto Rossellini Ernst Pittschau, Franz-Otto Krüger Drama Co-production with Italy
Morituri Eugen York Lotte Koch, Winnie Markus War drama Debut of Klaus Kinski
Nora's Ark Werner Klingler Willy Maertens, Harry Meyen Drama
Street Acquaintances Peter Pewas Gisela Trowe, Alice Treff Drama
The Time with You George Hurdalek Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Heinz Klingenberg Drama

1949[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Artists' Blood Wolfgang Wehrum Hans Richter, Dorit Kreysler Comedy
Dangerous Guests Géza von Cziffra Wolf Albach-Retty, Vera Molnar Comedy
Derby Roger von Norman Hannelore Schroth, Willy Fritsch Sports
Don't Play with Love Hans Deppe Lil Dagover, Bruni Löbel Comedy
Encounter with Werther Karl Heinz Stroux Horst Caspar, Heidemarie Hatheyer, Paul Klinger Drama
Hello, Fraulein! Rudolf Jugert Peter van Eyck, Hans Söhnker, Margot Hielscher Musical
Keepers of the Night Harald Braun Luise Ullrich, Hans Nielsen, René Deltgen, Dieter Borsche Drama
The Last Illusion Josef von Báky Fritz Kortner, Johanna Hofer Drama
The Last Night Eugen York Sybille Schmitz, Karl John Drama
Love '47 Wolfgang Liebeneiner Hilde Krahl, Karl John, Grethe Weiser, Erich Ponto Drama
Mountain Crystal Harald Reinl Franz Eichberger, Hans Renz Drama Co-production with Austria
The Murder Trial of Doctor Jordan Erich Engels Rudolf Fernau, Maria Holst Crime
Second Hand Destiny Wolfgang Staudte Erich Ponto, Marianne Hoppe Drama
The Trip to Marrakesh Richard Eichberg Luise Ullrich, Maria Holst Drama
Tromba Helmut Weiss René Deltgen, Angelika Hauff, Gustav Knuth, Grethe Weiser Crime
Trouble Backstairs Erich Kobler Paul Dahlke, Fita Benkhoff Comedy
Twelve Hearts for Charly Fritz Andelfinger, Elly Rauch Willy Fritsch, Heli Finkenzeller Musical comedy

1950[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Absender unbekannt Ákos Ráthonyi Cornell Borchers, Henny Porten, Bruni Löbel Comedy
The Black Forest Girl Hans Deppe Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack, Paul Hörbiger Musical comedy
Chased by the Devil Viktor Tourjansky Hans Albers, Willy Birgel Crime
A Day Will Come Rudolf Jugert Dieter Borsche, Maria Schell, Lil Dagover, Gustav Knuth Drama
Doctor Praetorius Karl Peter Gillmann Curt Goetz, Valerie von Martens Comedy drama
Drei Mädchen spinnen Carl Froelich [1]
The Falling Star Harald Braun Werner Krauss, Gisela Uhlen Drama
Five Suspects Kurt Hoffmann Hans Nielsen, Dorothea Wieck Crime
Gabriela Géza von Cziffra Zarah Leander, Carl Raddatz Drama/Musical
Good Fortune in Ohio Heinz Paul Hermann Brix, Edith Prager Comedy
King for One Night Paul May Anton Walbrook, Willy Fritsch Comedy
My Niece Susanne Wolfgang Liebeneiner Hilde Krahl, Inge Meysel Comedy
The Orplid Mystery Helmut Käutner Horst Caspar, Bettina Moissi, Fritz Kortner, Peter van Eyck, Carl Raddatz Thriller
The Rabanser Case Kurt Hoffmann Hans Söhnker, Richard Haussler Crime
Royal Children Helmut Käutner Jenny Jugo, Peter van Eyck Comedy
Sensation in Savoy Eduard von Borsody Sybille Schmitz, Paul Klinger Comedy
Shadows in the Night Eugen York Hilde Krahl, Willy Fritsch Drama
Die Sünderin Willi Forst Hildegard Knef, Gustav Fröhlich Drama
Third from the Right Géza von Cziffra Vera Molnar, Peter van Eyck Musical/Crime
Tobias Knopp – Abenteuer eines Junggesellen Gerhard Fieber (de),
Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Animated
Two Times Lotte Josef von Báky Antje Weisgerber, Peter Mosbacher, Isa Günther (de), Jutta Günther (de) Comedy
The White Hell of Pitz Palu Rolf Hansen Hans Albers, Liselotte Pulver Mountain film

1951[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Bluebeard Christian-Jaque Hans Albers, Fritz Kortner, Cécile Aubry Comedy Co-production with France and Switzerland
Dark Eyes Géza von Bolváry Cornell Borchers, Will Quadflieg Crime
Dr. Holl Rolf Hansen Maria Schell, Dieter Borsche, Heidemarie Hatheyer Drama Entered into the 1st Berlin International Film Festival
The Dubarry Georg Wildhagen, Reinhold Schünzel Sari Barabas, Willy Fritsch Musical
Fanfaren der Liebe (de) Kurt Hoffmann Dieter Borsche, Georg Thomalla Comedy
Eine Frau mit Herz Rudolf Jugert Olga Tschechowa, Rudolf Prack, Gustav Knuth Comedy
Hanna Amon Veit Harlan Kristina Söderbaum, Lutz Moik Drama
The Heath Is Green Hans Deppe Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack Romance
A Heidelberg Romance Paul Verhoeven Liselotte Pulver, O.W. Fischer Romance
The House in Montevideo Curt Goetz, Valérie von Martens Curt Goetz, Valérie von Martens Comedy
Immortal Beloved Veit Harlan Kristina Söderbaum, Hans Holt Drama
The Lady in Black Erich Engels Paul Hartmann, Mady Rahl Crime
The Lost One Peter Lorre Peter Lorre Drama
Maya of the Seven Veils Géza von Cziffra Maria Litto, Willy Fritsch Musical
Queen of the Night Kurt Hoffmann Ilse Werner, Hans Holt Musical
Sensation in San Remo Georg Jacoby Marika Rökk, Peter Pasetti, Ewald Balser Musical
The Sinful Border Robert A. Stemmle Dieter Borsche, Inge Egger Crime
The Tiger Akbar Harry Piel Harry Piel, Friedl Hardt Thriller
Die tödlichen Träume Paul Martin Will Quadflieg, Cornell Borchers, Rudolf Forster Drama
Veronika the Maid Leopold Hainisch Ilse Exl, Viktor Staal Drama
When the Evening Bells Ring Alfred Braun Willy Birgel, Maria Holst Drama
You Have to be Beautiful Ákos Ráthonyi Sonja Ziemann, Willy Fritsch, Anny Ondra Musical comedy

1952[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
All Clues Lead to Berlin František Čáp Gordon Howard, Irina Garden (de), Kurt Meisel, Hans Nielsen, Barbara Rütting Thriller
Alraune Arthur Maria Rabenalt Hildegard Knef, Erich von Stroheim, Karlheinz Böhm Drama
Ambassadors of Music Hermann Stöß Hilde Körber, Werner Finck Musical documentary
At the Well in Front of the Gate Hans Wolff Sonja Ziemann, Hans Stüwe Romance
Behind Monastery Walls Harald Reinl Olga Tschechowa, Philip Dorn Drama
Big City Secret Leo de Laforgue Ingrid Lutz, Fritz Wagner Comedy
The Blue and White Lion Olf Fischer, Werner Jacobs Wastl Witt, Elise Aulinger Comedy
Captive Soul Hans Wolff Adrian Hoven, Anne-Marie Blanc Drama
Carnival in White Hans Albin, Harry R. Sokal Adrian Hoven, Hannelore Bollmann Comedy
The Chaste Libertine Carl Boese Georg Thomalla, Grethe Weiser Comedy
The Colourful Dream Géza von Cziffra Vera Molnar, Josef Meinrad Musical
The Crucifix Carver of Ammergau Harald Reinl Erich Auer, Elise Aulinger Drama
Cuba Cabana Fritz Peter Buch Zarah Leander, O. W. Fischer, Paul Hartmann Drama/Musical
Dancing Stars Géza von Cziffra Germaine Damar, Georg Thomalla Musical
The Day Before the Wedding Rolf Thiele Paul Dahlke, Elisabeth Müller Comedy
Desires Rolf Hansen Heidemarie Hatheyer, O. W. Fischer Drama
Don't Ask My Heart Paul Martin Willy Birgel, Heidemarie Hatheyer Drama
The Exchange Karl Anton Viktor Staal, Carola Höhn Comedy
Father Needs a Wife Harald Braun Dieter Borsche, Ruth Leuwerik Comedy
Fight of the Tertia Erik Ode Brigitte Rau, Wolfgang Jansen Family
The Forester's Daughter Arthur Maria Rabenalt Johanna Matz, Karl Schönböck Musical
Fritz and Friederike Géza von Bolváry Liselotte Pulver, Albert Lieven Comedy
The Great Temptation Rolf Hansen Dieter Borsche, Ruth Leuwerik Drama
Heimat Bells Hermann Kugelstadt Hansi Knoteck, Armin Dahlen Drama
Holidays From Me Hans Deppe Rudolf Prack, Marianne Hold, Willy Fritsch Comedy
Homesick for You Robert A. Stemmle Margot Hielscher, Peter Pasetti Musical
House of Life Karl Hartl Gustav Fröhlich, Cornell Borchers Drama
I Can't Marry Them All Hans Wolff Sonja Ziemann, Adrian Hoven Musical
I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg Ernst Neubach Adrian Hoven, Paul Hörbiger, Eva Probst Musical
Illusion in a Minor Key Rudolf Jugert Hildegard Knef, Sybille Schmitz Drama
The Imaginary Invalid Hans H. König Joe Stöckel, Inge Egger Comedy
I'm Waiting for You Volker von Collande Hanna Rucker, Joachim Brennecke Drama
Klettermaxe Kurt Hoffmann Liselotte Pulver, Albert Lieven Crime comedy
Knall and Fall as Imposters Ulrich Bettac, Hubert Marischka Hans Richter, Rudolf Carl Comedy Co-production with Austria
The Land of Smiles Hans Deppe, Erik Ode Mártha Eggerth, Jan Kiepura Musical
The Merry Vineyard Erich Engel Gustav Knuth, Camilla Spira, Eva-Ingeborg Scholz Comedy
Mikosch Comes In Johann Alexander Hübler-Kahla Georg Thomalla, Willy Fritsch Comedy
The Mistress of Treves Arthur Maria Rabenalt Rossano Brazzi, Anne Vernon Historical Co-production with Italy
Monks, Girls and Hungarian Soldiers Ferdinand Dörfler Joe Stöckel, Paul Hartmann Historical comedy
My Name is Niki Rudolf Jugert Paul Hörbiger, Aglaja Schmid, Hardy Krüger Comedy
My Wife Is Being Stupid Géza von Bolváry Inge Egger, Hans Holt Comedy
Nights on the Road Rudolf Jugert Hans Albers, Hildegard Knef, Lucie Mannheim, Marius Goring Drama
No Greater Love Harald Braun Hilde Krahl, Dieter Borsche, Werner Hinz, Mathias Wieman Drama
Oh, You Dear Fridolin Peter Hamel Hans Reiser, Ingrid Andree Comedy
Once on the Rhine Helmut Weiss Maria Paudler, Paul Henckels Comedy
Palace Hotel Emil Berna, Leonard Steckel Paul Hubschmid, Claude Farell Drama Co-production with Switzerland
Pension Schöller Georg Jacoby Camilla Spira, Eva Ingeborg Scholz Comedy
Poison in the Zoo Hans Müller, Wolfgang Staudte Irene von Meyendorff, Carl Raddatz Thriller
The Prince of Pappenheim Hans Deppe Viktor de Kowa, Hannelore Schroth Comedy
Queen of the Arena Rolf Meyer Maria Litto, Hans Söhnker Musical drama
Rose of the Mountain Hubert Marischka Marte Harell, Grethe Weiser Musical comedy
Roses Bloom on the Moorland Hans H. König Ruth Niehaus, Hermann Schomberg Drama
The Secret of the Mountain Lake Jean Dréville Lil Dagover, Marcelle Géniat Drama Co-production with Switzerland
The Sergeant's Daughter George Hurdalek Johanna Matz, Jan Hendriks Drama
Shooting Stars Hans Müller Rudolf Prack, Ilse Steppat Drama
That Can Happen to Anyone Paul Verhoeven Heinz Rühmann, Ingrid Lutz Comedy
The Thief of Bagdad Karel Lamač Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack, Theo Lingen, Paul Kemp Comedy
A Thousand Red Roses Bloom Alfred Braun Rudolf Prack, Winnie Markus Drama
Three Days of Fear Erich Waschneck Rudolf Platte, Camilla Spira Comedy
Towers of Silence Hans Bertram Philip Dorn, Gisela Uhlen Adventure
Toxi Robert A. Stemmle Paul Bildt, Johanna Hofer, Elfi Fiegert (de) Drama
Turtledove General Delivery Gerhard T. Buchholz Horst Niendorf, Barbara Rütting Comedy
Two People Paul May Edith Mill, Helmuth Schneider Historical drama
Under the Thousand Lanterns Erich Engel Michel Auclair, Hanna Rucker Drama West German-French co-production.
Entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
Until We Meet Again Gustav Ucicky Maria Schell, O.W. Fischer, Karl Ludwig Diehl Drama
A Very Big Child Paul Verhoeven Georg Thomalla, Angelika Hauff Comedy
Weekend in Paradise Kurt Hoffmann Paul Dahlke, Carola Höhn Comedy
We're Dancing on the Rainbow Carmine Gallone, Arthur Maria Rabenalt Inge Egger, Isa Barzizza Musical Co-production with Italy
When the Heath Dreams at Night Paul Martin Rudolf Prack, Viktor Staal Drama
The White Adventure Arthur Maria Rabenalt Joe Stöckel, Lucie Englisch Comedy
The White Horse Inn Willi Forst Johanna Matz, Johannes Heesters Musical
You Only Live Once Ernst Neubach Theo Lingen, Marina Ried Comedy

1953[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Arlette Conquers Paris Viktor Tourjansky Johanna Matz, Karlheinz Böhm Comedy Co-production with France
As Long as You're Near Me Harald Braun Maria Schell, O. W. Fischer, Hardy Krüger Drama Entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival
Aunt Jutta from Calcutta Karl Georg Külb Viktor Staal, Ida Wüst Comedy
Beloved Life Rolf Thiele Ruth Leuwerik, Carl Raddatz Drama
Captain Bay-Bay Helmut Käutner Hans Albers, Lotte Koch Musical/Comedy
The Chaplain of San Lorenzo Gustav Ucicky Willy Birgel, Dieter Borsche Drama
Christina Fritz Eichler Barbara Rütting, Lutz Moik Drama
The Cousin from Nowhere Karl Anton Vera Molnar, Gerhard Riedmann Musical
The Dancing Heart Wolfgang Liebeneiner Gertrud Kückelmann, Gunnar Moller Musical comedy
Dark Clouds Over the Dachstein Anton Kutter Gisela Fackeldey, Marianne Koch Drama Co-production with Austria
Diary of a Married Woman Josef von Báky Maria Schell, O.W. Fischer Comedy
The Divorcée George Jacoby Marika Rökk, Johannes Heesters Musical
Dreaming Lips Josef von Báky Maria Schell, O.W. Fischer Drama
Dutch Girl Johann Alexander Hübler-Kahla Sonja Ziemann, Gunnar Möller Musical comedy
Elephant Fury Harry Piel Harry Piel, Dorothea Wieck Thriller
The Empress of China Steve Sekely Grethe Weiser, Nadja Tiller Comedy
Everything for Father Karl Hartl Johanna Matz, Curd Jürgens Comedy
Father Is Being Stupid Johannes Haussler Otto Gebühr, Camilla Horn Comedy
The Flower of Hawaii Géza von Cziffra Maria Litto, Rudolf Platte Musical
A Heart Plays False Rudolf Jugert O. W. Fischer, Ruth Leuwerik Drama
His Royal Highness Harald Braun Dieter Borsche, Ruth Leuwerik Comedy
Hocuspocus Kurt Hoffmann Curt Goetz, Valerie von Martens Comedy
I and You Alfred Weidenmann Hardy Krüger, Liselotte Pulver Comedy
The Immortal Vagabond Arthur Maria Rabenalt Karlheinz Böhm, Hans Olden Comedy
Jonny Saves Nebrador Rudolf Jugert Hans Albers, Margot Hielscher Adventure
Josef the Chaste Carl Boese Ludwig Schmitz, Waltraut Haas Comedy
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach Otto Preminger Hardy Krüger, Johannes Heesters, Johanna Matz Comedy American production
Knall and Fall as Detectives Hans Heinrich Hans Richter, Rudolf Carl Comedy Co-production with Austria
Lady's Choice E.W. Emo Georg Thomalla, Grethe Weiser, Willy Fritsch Comedy
Lavender Arthur Maria Rabenalt Gretl Schörg, Karl Schönböck Comedy Co-production with Austria
Life Begins at Seventeen Paul Martin Sonja Ziemann, Paul Hubschmid Romance
Love's Awakening Hans Heinrich Winnie Markus, Ingrid Andree, Carl Esmond Drama
Mailman Mueller John Reinhardt Heinz Rühmann Comedy
Marriage for One Night Viktor Tourjansky Gustav Fröhlich, Hannelore Bollmann Comedy
The Mill in the Black Forest Hermann Kugelstadt Edith Mill, Helmuth Schneider Drama
The Monastery's Hunter Harald Reinl Marianne Koch, Paul Hartmann Historical drama
Music by Night Kurt Hoffmann Paul Hubschmid, Gertrud Kückelmann Comedy
The Night Without Morals Ferdinand Dörfler Claude Farell, Gustav Knuth Comedy
No Way Back Victor Vicas Ivan Desny, Ruth Niehaus Drama
Once I Will Return Géza von Bolváry Paul Dahlke, Helene Stanley Comedy
Open Your Window Anton Kutter Peter Pasetti, Ilse Peternell Comedy Co-production with Austria
The Poacher Alfred Lehner Renate Mannhardt, Wastl Witt Drama Co-production with Austria
The Postponed Wedding Night Karl Georg Külb Margot Hielscher, Theo Lingen Comedy
The Private Secretary Paul Martin Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack Comedy
Red Roses, Red Lips, Red Wine Paul Martin Gardy Granass, John Van Dreelen Drama
The Rose of Stamboul Karl Anton Inge Egger, Albert Lieven Musical
Salto Mortale Viktor Tourjansky Margot Hielscher, Karlheinz Böhm Drama
The Singing Hotel Géza von Cziffra Hans Söhnker, Rudolf Platte Musical
Stars Over Colombo Veit Harlan Kristina Söderbaum, Willy Birgel Adventure
Straßenserenade Werner Jacobs Vico Torriani Musical comedy
The Uncle from America Carl Boese Hans Moser, Georg Thomalla Comedy
Under the Stars of Capri Otto Linnekogel Hanna Rucker, Helmuth Schneider Romantic comedy
The Village Under the Sky Richard Häussler Inge Egger, Robert Freitag Drama
Wedding in Transit Paul Verhoeven Karlheinz Böhm, Gert Fröbe Comedy
When the White Lilacs Bloom Again Hans Deppe Willy Fritsch, Magda Schneider Drama

1954[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
08/15 Paul May Joachim Fuchsberger, Hans Christian Blech Military Drama Released as trilogy in 1954/1955
Canaris Alfred Weidenmann O.E. Hasse, Martin Held, Adrian Hoven Spy drama
Captain Wronski Ulrich Erfurth (de) Willy Birgel, Antje Weisgerber Spy drama
Clivia Karl Anton Claude Farell, Peter Pasetti Musical
Conchita and the Engineer Franz Eichhorn,
Hans Hinrich
Paul Hartmann, Vanja Orico (pt), Adventure Co-production with Brazil
The Confession of Ina Kahr G. W. Pabst Curd Jürgens, Elisabeth Müller, Albert Lieven Drama
The Country Schoolmaster Hans Deppe Barbara Rütting, Claus Holm Drama
Fear Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman Drama Italian-West German co-production
Feuerwerk Kurt Hoffmann Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Claus Biederstaedt, Karl Schönböck, Werner Hinz Musical comedy
Die goldene Pest John Brahm Ivan Desny, Karlheinz Böhm Drama
Hansel and Gretel Fritz Genschow Erika Petrick, Rita-Maria Nowotny Family
Hubertus Castle Helmut Weiss Friedrich Domin, Marianne Koch Drama
It Was Always So Nice With You Hans Wolff Heinz Drache, Georg Thomalla, Zarah Leander, Willi Forst Musical comedy
The Last Summer Harald Braun Hardy Krüger, Liselotte Pulver Drama
The Little Czar Arthur Maria Rabenalt Luis Mariano, Sonja Ziemann Historical
The Little Town Will Go to Sleep Hans H. König Gustav Fröhlich, Jester Naefe Comedy
Love and Trumpets Helmut Weiss Hans Holt, Nadja Tiller, Marianne Koch Musical comedy
Lowlands Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl, Bernhard Minetti Drama
Meines Vaters Pferde (de) Gerhard Lamprecht Curd Jürgens, Eva Bartok, Martin Benrath, Reinhold Schünzel Drama
Money from the Air Géza von Cziffra Josef Meinrad, Lonny Kellner Musical comedy
Mother Holly Fritz Genschow Renée Stobrawa, Rita-Maria Nowotny Family
Die Mücke Walter Reisch Hilde Krahl, Margot Hielscher, Gustav Knuth, Bernhard Wicki Spy drama Entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival
My Sister and I Paul Martin Sonja Ziemann, Adrian Hoven Musical
On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight Wolfgang Liebeneiner Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann Comedy/Drama
Operation Edelweiss Heinz Paul Albert Hehn, Walter Ladengast War
Rose-Girl Resli Harald Reinl Christine Kaufmann
Sauerbruch – Das war mein Leben Rolf Hansen Ewald Balser Biographical film
Sun Over the Adriatic Karl Georg Külb Joachim Brennecke, Anneliese Kaplan Musical
They Were So Young Kurt Neumann Johanna Matz, Scott Brady, Raymond Burr Crime drama American-West German co-production
Victoria and Her Hussar Rudolf Schündler Eva Bartok, Grethe Weiser Musical

1955[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Ambassador's Wife Hans Deppe Paul Hubschmid, Ingrid Andree Drama
André and Ursula Werner Jacobs Ivan Desny, Elisabeth Müller Drama
As Long as You Live Harald Reinl Adrian Hoven, Marianne Koch War
Banditen der Autobahn Géza von Cziffra Hans Christian Blech, Charles Régnier Crime thriller
The Barrings Rolf Thiele Dieter Borsche, Nadja Tiller Drama
The Captain and His Hero Max Nosseck Ernst Schröder, Jo Herbst War
Children, Mother, and the General László Benedek Hilde Krahl, Therese Giehse, Ewald Balser, Bernhard Wicki, Klaus Kinski, Maximilian Schell War drama
The Cornet Walter Reisch Götz von Langheim (de), Anita Björk, Wolfgang Preiss, Peter van Eyck, Claus Clausen, Fritz Rasp Drama
Hello, My Name is Cox Georg Jacoby Johannes Heesters Crime comedy
Himmel ohne Sterne (de) Helmut Käutner Erik Schumann, Eva Kotthaus, Horst Buchholz, Georg Thomalla, Gustav Knuth Drama
I Often Think of Piroschka Kurt Hoffmann Liselotte Pulver Romantic comedy
The Last Man Harald Braun Hans Albers, Romy Schneider Drama
The Last Ten Days G.W. Pabst Albin Skoda (de), Oskar Werner War drama West German-Austrian co-production
Lola Montès Max Ophüls Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner Drama French-West German co-production
Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs Helmut Käutner O. W. Fischer, Ruth Leuwerik, Marianne Koch, Klaus Kinski Biographical film
Die Mädels vom Immenhof (de) Wolfgang Schleif Heidi Brühl, Margarete Haagen, Paul Henckels, Paul Klinger, Josef Sieber, Matthias Fuchs (de), Angelika Meissner (de) Family
Marianne de ma jeunesse Julien Duvivier Marianne Hold, Horst Buchholz Romance [2]
My Leopold Géza von Bolváry Paul Hörbiger, Ingeborg Körner Comedy
Nicht mehr fliehen Herbert Vesely Short
Oasis Yves Allégret Michèle Morgan, Cornell Borchers, Carl Raddatz Adventure drama French-West German co-production
The Plot to Assassinate Hitler Falk Harnack Wolfgang Preiss, Fritz Tillmann, Werner Hinz, Maximilian Schell War drama
The Priest from Kirchfeld Hans Deppe Ulla Jacobsson, Claus Holm Comedy
Die Ratten Robert Siodmak Maria Schell, Curd Jürgens Drama Won the Golden Bear at Berlin
Rosen im Herbst (de) Rudolf Jugert Ruth Leuwerik, Bernhard Wicki, Carl Raddatz Drama
Sergeant Borck Gerhard Lamprecht Gerhard Riedmann Crime/Mystery
Der Struwwelpeter Fritz Genschow Fredy Kaindl, Traude Höhnisch, Eric Canso Family Based on Struwwelpeter
San Salvatore Werner Jacobs Dieter Borsche, Antje Weisgerber, Will Quadflieg Drama
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Erich Kobler Elke Arendt (de), Addi Adametz (de) Family
Des Teufels General Helmut Käutner Curd Jürgens, Marianne Koch Drama
Three Days Confined to Barracks Georg Jacoby Ernst Waldow, Grethe Weiser Comedy
The Three from the Filling Station Hans Wolff Adrian Hoven, Walter Giller, Walter Müller Musical
Three Men in the Snow Kurt Hoffmann Paul Dahlke, Günther Lüders, Claus Biederstaedt Comedy
Two Blue Eyes Gustav Ucicky Marianne Koch, Claus Holm Romance
Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne Hans Quest Heinz Rühmann Comedy / Drama

1956[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Bath in the Barn Paul Martin Sonja Ziemann, Paul Klinger Comedy Co-production with Austria
Before Sundown Gottfried Reinhardt Hans Albers, Martin Held Drama Entered into the 6th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Bonjour Kathrin Karl Anton Caterina Valente, Peter Alexander Musical
The Captain from Köpenick Helmut Käutner Heinz Rühmann Comedy drama
Charley's Aunt Hans Quest Heinz Rühmann, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller Comedy
Devil in Silk Rolf Hansen Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens Drama
Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden Erich Engels Oskar Sima, Grethe Weiser Comedy
Die Geierwally (de) František Čáp Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner Drama
Ich suche Dich O. W. Fischer O. W. Fischer, Anouk Aimée Drama
I'll See You at Lake Constance Hans Albin Gretl Schörg, Lonny Kellner Musical comedy
Liane, Jungle Goddess Eduard von Borsody Marion Michael, Hardy Krüger, Reggie Nalder Adventure
Ein Mädchen aus Flandern (de) Helmut Käutner Maximilian Schell, Nicole Berger, Gert Fröbe War drama
Max und Moritz (de) Norbert Schultze Harry Wüstenhagen Family
The Model Husband Erik Ode Harald Juhnke, Inge Egger, Theo Lingen Comedy
Santa Lucia Werner Jacobs Vico Torriani, Eva Kerbler, Karin Dor Musical/Comedy
Spy for Germany Werner Klingler Martin Held, Nadja Tiller Thriller
Teenage Wolfpack Georg Tressler Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal Teenage Crime Thriller
A Thousand Melodies Hans Deppe Bibi Johns, Gardy Granass Musical
The Trapp Family Wolfgang Liebeneiner Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt, Josef Meinrad
Viele kamen vorbei Peter Pewas (de) Christian Doermer, Harald Maresch (de), Frances Martin Thriller

1957[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Aunt Wanda from Uganda Géza von Cziffra Grethe Weiser, Georg Thomalla Comedy
Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (de) Kurt Hoffmann Horst Buchholz Comedy drama
The Count of Luxemburg Werner Jacobs Gerhard Riedmann, Renate Holm (de) Musical/Comedy
The Devil Strikes at Night Robert Siodmak Mario Adorf, Hannes Messemer, Claus Holm Thriller
The Girl and the Legend Josef von Báky Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz, Gert Fröbe Drama
The Glass Tower Harald Braun Lilli Palmer, O. E. Hasse, Peter van Eyck Drama
Goodbye, Franziska Wolfgang Liebeneiner Ruth Leuwerik, Carlos Thompson Romance
Haie und kleine Fische (de) Frank Wisbar Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank, Wolfgang Preiss, Heinz Engelmann, Siegfried Lowitz War drama
The Heart of St. Pauli Eugen York Hans Albers, Hansjörg Felmy, Gert Fröbe Musical
Jonas (de) Ottomar Domnick (de) Robert Graf, Dieter Eppler Drama
Just Once a Great Lady Erik Ode Gudula Blau (de), Grethe Weiser, Dietmar Schönherr Comedy
Kindermädchen für Papa gesucht Hans Quest Claus Biederstaedt, Susanne Cramer, Gunther Philipp Comedy
The Last Ones Shall Be First Rolf Hansen O. E. Hasse, Maximilian Schell, Ulla Jacobsson Drama Entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival
The Legs of Dolores Géza von Cziffra Germaine Damar, Claus Biederstaedt Musical comedy
Lemke's Widow Helmut Weiss Grethe Weiser, Brigitte Grothum Comedy
Love from Paris Helmut Käutner Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz
The Mad Bomberg Rolf Thiele Hans Albers, Marion Michael, Gert Fröbe, Harald Juhnke Comedy
Madeleine und der Legionär (de) Wolfgang Staudte Hildegard Knef, Bernhard Wicki, Hannes Messemer, Joachim Hansen Drama
Mit Eva fing die Sünde an Fritz Umgelter Willy Fritsch, Karin Dor Comedy American re-edited version The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
Queen Louise Wolfgang Liebeneiner Ruth Leuwerik, Dieter Borsche, Bernhard Wicki, René Deltgen Historical
Rose Bernd Wolfgang Staudte Maria Schell, Raf Vallone Drama Entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival
Der Stern von Afrika Alfred Weidenmann Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank War drama
Tired Theodore Géza von Cziffra Heinz Erhardt, Renate Ewert Comedy
The Zurich Engagement Helmut Käutner Liselotte Pulver, Paul Hubschmid, Bernhard Wicki Comedy

1958[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Arms and the Man Franz Peter Wirth O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver Comedy Entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival
Confess, Doctor Corda Josef von Báky Hardy Krüger, Elisabeth Müller, Hans Nielsen, Siegfried Lowitz Crime
The Copper Eugen York Hans Albers, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank Crime
Doctor Crippen Lives Erich Engels Elisabeth Müller, Peter van Eyck Crime
Freddy, the Guitar and the Sea Wolfgang Schleif Freddy Quinn, Sabine Sesselmann Musical
The Green Devils of Monte Cassino Harald Reinl Elma Karlowa, Joachim Fuchsberger, Harald Juhnke War
It Happened in Broad Daylight Ladislao Vajda Heinz Rühmann, Gert Fröbe, Michel Simon, Siegfried Lowitz Thriller Swiss-West German-Spanish co-production.
Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
It Happened Only Once Géza von Bolváry Hans Albers, Stanislav Ledinek Drama
Lilli – ein Mädchen aus der Großstadt (de) Hermann Leitner Ann Smyrner, Adrian Hoven Crime comedy
Mädchen in Uniform Géza von Radványi Romy Schneider, Lilli Palmer Drama Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
Man in the River Eugen York Hans Albers, Gina Albert Drama
Münchhausen in Afrika Werner Jacobs Peter Alexander, Gunther Philipp Comedy
The Muzzle Wolfgang Staudte O. E. Hasse, Hansjörg Felmy Comedy
Nasser Asphalt Frank Wisbar Horst Buchholz, Martin Held, Gert Fröbe, Maria Perschy Drama
Der Pauker Axel von Ambesser Heinz Rühmann, Gert Fröbe, Peter Kraus, Klaus Löwitsch
Peter Voss, Thief of Millions Wolfgang Becker O.W. Fischer, Ingrid Andree, Walter Giller Adventure / Comedy
Rosemary Rolf Thiele Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Carl Raddatz, Gert Fröbe
Der Schinderhannes Helmut Käutner Curd Jürgens, Maria Schell Adventure
A Song Goes Round the World Géza von Bolváry Hans Reiser, Sabine Sesselmann Musical
The Spessart Inn Kurt Hoffmann Liselotte Pulver, Carlos Thompson Comedy Entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival
Thirteen Old Donkeys Hans Deppe Hans Albers, Marianne Hoppe, Karin Dor Comedy
The Trapp Family in America Wolfgang Liebeneiner Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt Comedy drama
U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien Harald Reinl Dieter Eppler, Joachim Fuchsberger, Dieter Borsche, Harald Juhnke War drama
Wir Wunderkinder Kurt Hoffmann Hansjörg Felmy, Robert Graf, Johanna von Koczian Comedy

1959[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Abschied von den Wolken Gottfried Reinhardt O. W. Fischer, Peter van Eyck, Sonja Ziemann, Horst Frank, Linda Christian Drama / Adventure
Alle lieben Peter (de) Wolfgang Becker Peter Kraus Comedy
Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag (de) Helmut Weiss Paul Hubschmid, Elisabeth Müller Comedy
Am Tag, als der Regen kam (de) Gerd Oswald Mario Adorf, Gert Fröbe, Elke Sommer, Christian Wolff Crime drama
And That on Monday Morning Luigi Comencini O. W. Fischer, Ulla Jacobsson Comedy Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival
As the Sea Rages (de) Horst Hächler Maria Schell, Cliff Robertson, Cameron Mitchell Drama West German-American-Yugoslav co-production
Bei der blonden Kathrein (de) Hans Quest Marianne Hold, Gerhard Riedmann Comedy
Besuch aus heiterem Himmel (de) Ferdinand Dörfler Johannes Heesters Comedy
The Black Chapel Ralph Habib Peter van Eyck, Dawn Addams, Gino Cervi, Werner Peters War drama French-West German-Italian co-production
The Blue Moth Wolfgang Schleif Zarah Leander, Christian Wolff Drama
Die Brücke Bernhard Wicki Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Volker Lechtenbrink Anti-war film
Buddenbrooks (de) Alfred Weidenmann Hansjörg Felmy, Liselotte Pulver, Nadja Tiller, Hanns Lothar, Lil Dagover, Werner Hinz Drama
Court Martial Kurt Meisel Karlheinz Böhm, Hans Nielsen War drama Entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival
Cry Double Cross (de) Alfred Weidenmann Hardy Krüger, Mario Adorf, Horst Frank, Martin Held Crime
The Death Ship Georg Tressler Horst Buchholz, Elke Sommer, Mario Adorf Drama / Adventure
Dorothea Angermann Robert Siodmak Ruth Leuwerik, Bert Sotlar Drama
Der Frosch mit der Maske Harald Reinl Joachim Fuchsberger, Siegfried Lowitz, Eddi Arent Mystery thriller Based on Edgar Wallace
The Ideal Woman Josef von Báky Ruth Leuwerik, Martin Benrath Comedy
The Indian Tomb Fritz Lang Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid Adventure West German-French-Italian co-production
Jons und Erdme Victor Vicas Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Carl Raddatz, Karin Baal, Gert Fröbe Drama West German-Italian co-production
Magnificent Sinner Robert Siodmak Curd Jürgens, Romy Schneider Romance French-West German co-production
The Man Who Walked Through the Wall Ladislao Vajda Heinz Rühmann Fantasy / Comedy
Menschen im Hotel Gottfried Reinhardt Michèle Morgan, O.W. Fischer, Heinz Rühmann, Gert Fröbe, Sonja Ziemann Drama West German-French co-production
Die Nackte und der Satan (de) Victor Trivas Horst Frank, Michel Simon Horror
Nick Knattertons Abenteuer (de) Hans Quest Karl Lieffen, Gert Fröbe, Günter Pfitzmann Comedy
Of Course, the Motorists Erich Engels Heinz Erhardt, Maria Perschy Comedy
Old Heidelberg Ernst Marischka Christian Wolff, Gert Fröbe, Sabine Sinjen Romance
Peter Voss, Hero of the Day Georg Marischka O.W. Fischer, Linda Christian, Walter Giller Adventure / Comedy
The Rest Is Silence Helmut Käutner Hardy Krüger, Peter van Eyck Drama Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival
Roses for the Prosecutor Wolfgang Staudte Martin Held, Walter Giller Comedy
Serengeti Shall Not Die Bernhard Grzimek Documentary
Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? Frank Wisbar Joachim Hansen, Wilhelm Borchert, Wolfgang Preiss, Günter Pfitzmann, Sonja Ziemann War drama
The Tiger of Eschnapur Fritz Lang Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid Adventure West German-French-Italian co-production
Triplets on Board Hans Müller Heinz Erhardt, Ann Smyrner Comedy

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