… And you, honey, stay here

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Original title … And you, honey, stay here
Country of production Austria
original language German
Publishing year 1961
length 100 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Franz Antel
script Kurt Nachmann
Karl Farkas
Rolf Olsen
production Wiener Stadthalle
music Johannes Fehring
camera Hans H. Theyer
cut Arnfried Heyne

... and you, my darling, stay here is an Austrian hit film by Franz Antel from 1961 . The subtitle of the film is The Great Cheerful Music Parade .


Instead of attending seminars and lectures at the University for World Trade, Peter Baumann prefers to work exclusively in the student orchestra. With his friends Hans, Tommy, Udo, Gus and Max, he has tried in vain to get a record deal or at least an audition in the Wiener Stadthalle . When Peter's uncle, who had previously financed his nephew's studies, realizes that Peter is only making music, he cuts off his financial support. Peter is now starting to work as a chocolate delivery company.

His friend Helga, who works in a nursing home, is devastated because his uncle's lack of support not only endangers Peter's musical career, but also their future together. The old men in the home are dismayed when they notice how their favorite carer Helga is suddenly distracted and sad. You learn of Peter's failure when trying to audition in the Wiener Stadthalle. Old Haberl knows the town hall employee, Gabriel, from whom he asks for the group to audition. Gabriel refuses, however. In a car accident, Peter accidentally meets the town hall director's daughter, Margot, and ensnares her until the group is allowed to audition. However, since Helga has seen him flirting, she regularly leaves him standing in the episode.

The pensioners have come up with a few tricks of their own in parallel to Peter's work. They want to accommodate Peter's group at the town hall event hot, hotter, hottest and smuggle the old Berger into the building as an electrician. He's supposed to spy a little in the building. When he hears that the director is supposed to be auditioned by a young band, he sees them as a potential danger for Peter's band. He secretly puts on a record of brass music and sends this music to the director's office. He believes the music is being played by the band and rejects it without having seen it. Berger is now secretly stealing the schedule of the show hot, hotter, hottest .

What Berger doesn't know is that the band was Peter's group. When he realizes his mistake, the retirees come up with a new plan. Peter and his group had to move their instruments due to lack of money, so the pensioners trade in various valuables of their own in order to be able to get the instruments back. They use a trick to arrest the main band of the show, the Bill Sanders orchestra with singer Laurie London , and kidnap Trude Herr when she lands at Vienna Airport. Out of necessity, Director Grossmüller now agrees that Peter's group may appear. Peter accidentally drank a sleeping pill intended for another person, but Helga wakes him up with an antidote. Since Helga thinks that Peter tried to kill himself with the sleeping pills because of her behavior, a reconciliation takes place. The evening turned out to be a complete success and convinced Director Grossmüller of the band's skills. And at the end, Trude Herr arrives at the Wiener Stadthalle and appears alongside numerous other artists in the finale - accompanied by Peter's band.


The commercially successful film was shot in the Wiener Stadthalle at the suggestion of Franz Antel , who also co-financed the project. Antel brought in his film stars, music promoter Karl Spiehs brought in the pop singers.

... and you, my darling, stay here was shot under the working title Must i then to the Städtele . The final title is also a quote from the folk song Muss i denn, muss i denn zum Städtele , which in turn is played instrumentally several times. The set design for the film is from Herta Hareiter . Hanns Matula was camera operator under Theyer's direction, Kurt Kodal was camera assistant.

... and you, my darling, stay here had its premiere on July 6, 1961 in the Stuttgart universe. In the Federal Republic of Germany the film was also shown under the title Friends for Life . On October 30, 1964, it also appeared in GDR cinemas.

Numerous hits can be heard in the film:


The filmdienst presented in 1961 found that ... and you stay my love here no advertising for the Austrian film was "seem to be at a noticeable spiritual crisis whose authors. There is hardly any other way to explain this combination of nonsense that has become imagery and musically unattractive singsong. […] We let nonsense happen when it is served well. This is stupidity, done in an amateurish way. With such films you quickly drive the disappointed audience back in front of the domestic television screen. " Zweiausendeins called the film a" comedy without a profile. The banal plot only serves as a transition between the hits that were current at the time. "

The film sheets found that the hit film "is based on a well-known recipe [...] some pretty musical gags. Wiener Zuckerln. "

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Individual evidence

  1. Roman Schliesser: The super nose. Karl Spiehs and his films , Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, Vienna 2006, pp. 18/19
  2. sch .: ... and you my darling stay here . In: Film-Dienst , No. 30, 1961.
  3. ... and you my darling stay here. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  4. Filmblätter 1961 , quoted in based on Manfred Hobsch: love, dance and 1000 hits . Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 1998, p. 167.