Mädchen in Uniform (1958 film)
|Mädchen in Uniform|
|Directed by||Géza von Radványi|
|Produced by||Artur Brauner
|Written by||Friedrich Dammann
|Edited by||Ira Oberberg|
Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) is a 1958 German drama film directed by Géza von Radványi and based on the play (credited here as "Ritter Nérestan") by Christa Winsloe. It was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. It is a remake of the 1931 film.
Manuela von Meinhardis, in the care of an unfeeling aunt after her mother dies, in 1910 is sent to a boarding school at Potsdam that is run under rigid Prussian discipline by the authoritarian headmistress. The only teacher to show her sympathy is Miss von Bernburg, who disagrees with the militaristic regime at the school and encourages the girls' self-expression through the arts. All Manuela's affection is poured out on the attractive Miss von Bernburg, who says that she belongs to all the girls and cannot have favourites.
For the annual play, performed before parents and the princess who is patron of the school, Romeo and Juliet is chosen and the previously shy Manuela emerges as a forceful Romeo. Unfortunately, the cook puts rum in the punch served to the girls at the party after the play, where a drunken Manuela proclaims publicly her love for Miss von Bernburg. Telling Miss von Bernburg she must resign, the headmistress confines Manuela to the sanatorium. When Manuela learns that Miss von Bernburg is leaving, in front of the whole school she threatens to throw herself down the staircase. After Miss von Bernburg begs her not to jump, she is seized by other girls and in a state of collapse put back in the sanatorium. There the headmistress visits her and, in an unprecedented show of humanity, holds her hand while at the same time asking Miss von Bernburg to stay.
- Lilli Palmer as Fräulein Elisabeth von Bernburg
- Romy Schneider as Manuela von Meinhardis
- Therese Giehse as Headmistress
- Margaret Jahnen as Miss Evans
- Blandine Ebinger as Fräulein von Racket
- Adelheid Seeck as Princess
- Gina Albert as Marga
- Sabine Sinjen as Ilse von Westhagen
- Christine Kaufmann as Mia
- Danik Patisson as Alexandra von Treskow
- Ginette Pigeon as Edelgard von Kleist
- Marthe Mercadier as Madame Aubert
- Regine Burghardt
- Ulla Moritz as Jossy
- Lou Seitz as Cook
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Mädchen in Uniform". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- Petruta Tatulescu. Gender and Identity at Boarding Schools: Outcast Teachers in "Maedchen in Uniform" (1958) vs "Loving Annabelle" (2006). In: Cinej Cinema Journal 1/2011. P. 141-147. http://cinej.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cinej/article/view/16/106