Regine (1956)

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Original title Regine
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1956
length 105 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Harald Braun
script Erika Mann
Jacob Geis
production Harald Braun
Hermann Höhn
Georg Richter
music Mark Lothar
camera Helmut Ashley
cut Claus from Boro

Regine is a German fictional film in black and white from 1956 by Harald Braun . The script was written by Erika Mann , Juliane Kay and Jacob Geis . It is based on motifs from the novel of the same name by Gottfried Keller . The main roles are cast with Johanna Matz , Erik Schumann , Horst Buchholz and Viktor Staal . The work had its world premiere on February 23, 1956.


After ten years in England, Martin Lundt, who has meanwhile become the heir to the iron and steel works founded by his ancestors, is returning to his German homeland. During a visit to Caroll Castle, owned by his aunt Therese, he met Regine, her young household helper. For the two of them, it's love at first sight. Martin breaks off his engagement with his childhood friend Rita Carsten, the daughter of the neighboring mine owner. All he has now is to show Regine to the altar as soon as possible. The warnings against him, not least from the company's supervisory board, leave the young man indifferent.

Happiness in marriage is short-lived. Regine's natural nature and her way of always acting according to common sense cause offense in a society ruled by rigid forms. The young married couple are becoming increasingly strangers. One day Martin accuses his wife of harming him socially. Regine no longer wants to stand in the way of her husband, whom she still loves despite his accusations. In a suicide note, she indicates that she wants to die in the same way that her father once happened. (He was a worker at the Lundt works and had an accident after falling into the glowing steel river.) Regine's letter brought Martin to his senses. Just in time he can save his wife from her stupidity. From now on they both look forward to a happy future together again.

Production notes

The outdoor shots were taken in the Rheinhausen ironworks in the Ruhr area and at Sandfort Castle in the Münsterland , the indoor shots in the Bavaria Film studios in the Geiselgasteig district of Gründwald . The buildings were created by production designers Robert Herlth and his brother Kurt Herlth .


The lexicon of international film notes succinctly that it is a matter of a timeless, high-style entertainment, as it was appreciated in the 1950s.


Program for the film: Illustrierte Film-Bühne , Vereinigte Verlagsgesellschaft Franke & Co. KG, Munich 2, number 3128

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Individual evidence

  1. Lexicon of International Films, rororo-Taschenbuch No. 6322 from 1988, p. 3082