Isola Bella (film)

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Original title Isola Bella
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1961
length 94 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Hans Grimm
script Ilse Lotz-Dupont
production Franz Seitz film production
music Erwin Halletz
Werner Scharfenberger
camera Heinz Schnackertz
cut Inge Taschner

Isola Bella is a German comedy film from 1961 directed by Hans Grimm . In addition to Marianne Hold and Paul Hubschmid, the main roles are cast with Monika Dahlberg , Claus Biederstaedt and Willy Fritsch .


Consul Stülcken, owner of the Hamburg Stülcken shipyard , wants to marry off his pretty daughter Anne, who has been studying art history abroad for years. In order to move things forward, and because he is convinced that he has found the right son-in-law in his most capable engineer, Hubert Bergmann, he invites him to a vacation at his winery in Ticino . At the same time, other young people will be his guests.

However, Anne wants to take a close look at the marriage candidate chosen by her father to make sure that he is not only interested in her because of her father's fortune. He shouldn't get to know her as a diplomat's daughter. She also already has a replacement daughter ready for her father, Ulrike Renner, a likeable young girl who is happy to be able to spend a few days of vacation in Ticino. When Ulrike tells her brother Götz about her plan, he is anything but enthusiastic. The assembled staff appear at the winery to receive father and daughter. Among them is Anne, who is introduced to the consul as the housemaid Emma Pachulke and who enjoys speaking in the broad East Prussian dialect. In the following days there were many misunderstanding situations and especially Eva, who Anne knew as a little girl, became suspicious and turned to Dr. Petersen, a cousin of the consul, whom she asks for a photo of Anne.

Stülcken has since noticed with concern that his plan has worked and again not. Bergmann has fallen in love with his alleged daughter, and Ulrike reciprocates his feelings. And then Anne tells him that she, too, has fallen in love with Götz Renner, Ulrike's half-brother. Götz has followed his sister and has significantly deepened his acquaintance with Anne, whom he had already met on a trip to Isola Bella. Of course, in the end Stülcken agrees with the son-in-law presented to him by Anne and he also likes the prospect of grandchildren in the near future.

Production notes

Max Mellin was responsible for the film construction. It is a color film from the Franz Seitz production. The German premiere took place on November 3, 1961 in the Filmpalast in Augsburg . The working title of the film was So kisses a girl in Ticino .

Music in the film
  • Roses will bloom , sung by Lolita
  • Sonny Boy from St. Tropez , sung by Patrick Jaque
  • All Scots save , sung by Gus Backus
  • Where can I find the man sung by Lil Babs
  • Lucky, Lucky Polka , sung by Lolita
  • Bella Maria sung by Carlos Otero


For the lexicon of international film, it was an "undemanding mistake and hit story according to a well-known scheme, set in photogenic Ticino".

Cinema spoke of an "extremely honest mix-up fool", to which Lolita, Gus Backus and others would sing a few hits and drew the conclusion: "This comedy is probably not a hit!"


The plot of the film takes place in the Swiss canton of Ticino, but the eponymous Isola Bella (German: beautiful island ) is in Italy, in the Borromean Gulf of Lake Maggiore , about 400 meters from the municipality of Stresa .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Isola Bella. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  2. Isola Bella - Retrieved on July 19, 2015.