Happy Hans (1949)

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Original title Hans in hapiness
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1949
length 76 minutes
Age rating FSK o. A.
Director Peter Hamel
script Peter Hamel
Rosa Malzacher
production Hubert Schonger
for Schongerfilm
camera Paul Grupp
cut Jan Kirmse
Eva Ponto

Hans im Glück is a German fairy tale film by Peter Hamel from 1949. It is based on the Grimm fairy tale Hans im Glück .


The plot of the black and white film adheres closely to the guidelines of the Grimm fairy tale.

The hardworking miller's boy Hans goes on a journey to discover the big, wide world. As a reward for his work, his master gives him a gold nugget on the way. On his way home he meets a number of fraudsters who gradually deprive him of his wages. First Hans exchanges his gold for a horse, the horse for a cow, the cow for a pig, the pig for a goose, and he gives the goose for a grindstone and a simple field stone. Finally, while he is drinking, the two stones fall into a well. Finally he's happy. He is - in every respect - freed from all burdens.

Production notes

The film's locations were Allgäu , Wörthsee , Chiemgau , Wemding and Deiningen . The world premiere took place on November 20, 1949 in Munich.


The film received an honorary diploma at the Second Venice International Film Festival for Children's Films.


“Children's film based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Clearly illustrated, neatly and accurately told, but far removed from the poetry of the original. "

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Alfred Bauer: German feature film Almanach. Volume 2: 1946-1955, p. 57 f.
  2. Hans im Glück in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used