Summer Love (1942)

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Original title Summer love
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1942
length 90 minutes
Age rating FSK 0
Director Erich Engel
script Hans Adler
Walter Supper
production Vienna film
music Anton Profes
camera Robert Baberske
cut Munni Obal

Sommerliebe is a love story by film director Erich Engel from 1942 . The film adaptation is based on the novella Die Serényi (1891) by the writer Otto Erich Hartleben . In the main role , OW Fischer embodies the young landlord Franz von Haflinger.


The plot of the film takes place in 1909. The young landowner Franz von Haflinger spends his vacation on the Adriatic . There he meets the actress Renate, with whom he falls in love. When Renate breaks off her vacation unannounced and completely unexpectedly for him and leaves, he begins to look desperately for her.

The story takes a turn when he unexpectedly meets it again in a spa town near his estate. He now tries everything not to lose her again, but comes to the conclusion that Renate only has in view to advance her acting career. Therefore, she has little interest in a love affair.

Production notes

The film was first released in German and Austrian cinemas in 1942. It was shown for the first time on November 26, 1942 in Vienna , in Berlin it was not shown until February 8, 1943 in the Capitol am Zoo and in the Capitol Karlshorst. Further publication dates were May 16, 1943 in Finland and September 27, 1943 in Denmark . In the USA it was not released until 1950. It was first broadcast on German television on March 9, 1975 on ZDF ; in the GDR , it was first broadcast on German television about eight years later, on June 20, 1983.

The film producer was Karl Hartl , production was headed by Fritz Podehl . Otto Niedermoser designed the film structures. This was the last film for Walter Supper , who had been largely excluded from the German film industry because of his marriage to a Jewess since 1937 . In March 1943, Supper and his wife committed suicide.


The Nazi regime checked the film on November 25, 1942 as part of the film censorship that was customary at the time for any content that might be detrimental to the regime. However, no complaints were found.


"Old-fashioned love drama."

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Individual evidence

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