While the roses are still blooming

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Original title As long as the roses are still blooming
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1956
length 106 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Hans Deppe
script J. Joachim Bartsch
Karl Heinz Busse
production Hans Deppe
for HD Film, Berlin
music Willy Mattes
camera Werner M. Lenz
cut Johanna Meisel

As long as the roses are in bloom is a German homeland film by Hans Deppe from 1956 . The main roles are cast with Hertha Feiler , Gerhard Riedmann , Willy Fritsch and Eva Probst . Annie Rosar , Hans Moser , Sabine Eggerth and Ingrid Simon can be seen in leading roles .


Architect Richard Kühn wants to propose marriage to his long-time lover, Helga Wagner. Helga is a passionate pediatrician and is therefore working overtime again. Among other things, she takes care of Moni, who has just lost her parents in an accident, but does not yet know this. When Moni desperately asks about her parents, Helga promises her that she will take them on a vacation in the mountains. She and Richard go to a quiet mountain house in the Austrian Alps for a weekend. The house belongs to the trader Emerentia Huber, who is passionately at odds with the innkeeper and mayor Alois Lechner in the village. So far, Alois has always hosted Richard on his visits to the village and is now grumpy. Helga is also not very enthusiastic: Richard proposes marriage to her, but he still only wants to take her as his wife if she gives up her job. The Berghaus is also associated with the application as a gift. Helga doesn't want to be a housewife and walks away with her suitcase. She wants to walk to the next train station and meets the woodcutter Michael in the forest, who is carrying her suitcase. The way turns out to be too far and both the last bus and the last train of the day have long since left. Helga arrives back in the village by horse-drawn carriage, where she rewards Michael with a Maria Theresa thaler for lack of change and takes a room with Alois. Richard has meanwhile thrown his engagement rings out of the window in the garden, disappointed.

The next morning, Alois forgets to wake Helga in time so that she misses the morning bus. She spends the day in the village and on the mountain pasture, where she sees Michael again. He is engaged to the young Anna Huber, who sees Michael's enthusiasm for Helga critically, especially since the trained painter Michael is beginning to portray Helga. In the evening Helga travels back to the city, but returns two weeks later with little Moni to take a real holiday in the village. She has also made the plan to rent the mountain house for several years and convert it into a children's home. Without her knowing it, Richard has meanwhile bought the Berghaus and is again setting up a children's sanatorium in the house - that was Helga's real wish, which she was unable to finance. During their stay, Helga and Michael get closer and he makes an oil portrait of her. He can't finish it because Helga is surprisingly called back to the clinic. Michael follows her into town because he wants to finish the picture, but Helga rejects him because their two worlds are too different and she doesn't find time for him in her. At the suggestion of a gallery owner, Michael completes the picture without a template. The gallery owner would also be interested in all of Michael's other works, but the news reaches Michael that his alpine hut burned down in a thunderstorm. Anna, however, saved all of Michael's paintings from the burning house and sent them to the gallery in good time. Michael now realizes how much Anna loves him and confesses to Helga that the two of them don't go together.

Preparations for the Elisabeth Festival begin in the village, which is based on a legend according to which Saint Elisabeth once brought food to the starving population in a basket, contrary to the landgrave's instructions. When the Landgrave met her, she pretended that there were only roses in the basket and when looking at it , there was actually only a bouquet of roses in the basket . The landgrave apologized to Elisabeth with a kiss. At the Elisabeth Festival, Anna will appear as Elisabeth, while Michael will play the Landgrave. At the last second, Michael appears from town and can now play the role he was supposed to play. In the end, Anna and Michael hug each other and kiss - also as a sign of their reconciliation. Richard and Helga watched the play as spectators and then drive to the Berghaus. Helga thinks she can surprise Richard with her children's home, but in the end it is Richard who proudly hands over her new sanatorium to her. In the garden of the house, Moni finds the engagement rings that Richard had once thrown away and Helga finally agrees to marry - with Moni as their adoptive child.


As long as the roses were still in bloom , the film was shot in Oetz in Tyrol and in the CCC studios in Berlin. The Sternwirtshaus in Oetz served as Alois Lechner's inn in the film.

The film structures were designed and executed by Willi A. Herrmann and Heinrich Weidemann .



The film had its German premiere on December 21, 1956 in the Kasseler Kaskade .
He was seen in Austria from November 23, 1956.


The film-dienst called Solange noch die Rosenbl'n “a kitschy romance at the center of a home film, the lean plot of which is kept going by embarrassing and humorous secondary motifs.” “Long-withered ideal world kitsch,” said Cinema . Also Kino.de hit the same line and was "feeling Stressed home schmaltzy humor approaches the genre specialists Hans Deppe, the familiar to him staff fell back."

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  2. As long as the roses are still in bloom See review adS cinema.de (with film trailer)
  3. As long as the roses are still in bloom sS kino.de. Retrieved August 11, 2018.