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Das Wirtshaus im Spessart (1958)

Countess Franziska "is kidnapped" by a band of robbers. However, her father is not willing to pay the ransom so Franziska changes sides.

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Comtesse Franziska von Sandau
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Räuberhauptmann
Günther Lüders ...
Baron Sperling
Rudolf Vogel ...
Buffon Parucchio
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Polizeimajor (as Hubert v. Meyerinck)
Herbert Hübner ...
Graf Sandau
Paul Esser ...
Corporal
Ina Peters ...
Zofe Barbara
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Räuberbraut Bettina
Veronika Fitz ...
Magd Luise
Vera Complojer ...
Wirtin
Anette Karmann ...
Küchenmagd Adele (as Annette Karmann)
Helmuth Lohner ...
Felix
Hans Clarin ...
Peter
Otto Storr ...
Pfarrer
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Countess Franziska "is kidnapped" by a band of robbers. However, her father is not willing to pay the ransom so Franziska changes sides.

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17 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Allegory on postwar Germany
17 June 2003 | by (Jena, Germany) – See all my reviews

Its comical nature notwithstanding, this movie is of historical interest in its implicit portrayal of the West German society: The men are either crooks or completely inept or imprisoned, so the women have to take over the men's jobs. But once the men return from detention the women have no choice but to resume their traditional role as house wife. Furthermore, you have the mobsters who hope to get away with their committed crimes and dream about spending the rest of their lifes with gardening (Gardening of course being one of the things Himmler wanted the Germans to do in the 'Lebensraum im Osten').


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