MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,653 this week

The Affairs of Julie (1957)
"Die Zürcher Verlobung" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 231 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Juliane Thomas is an ambitious but unemployed young writer. After breaking up with her lover she works at a dentist friend to make ends meet. One day she instantly falls in love with one of... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 19 images
created 17 Jun 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 763 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 172 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 5294 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Affairs of Julie (1957)

The Affairs of Julie (1957) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Affairs of Julie.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Kurt Hoffmann
Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Gunnar Möller, Wera Frydtberg
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Keller, a painter, while at the ballet is impressed with the beauty of Nicole and sketches her head on the body of a nude model. When it is shown, it causes embarrassment to Nicole's ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, O.W. Fischer, Erich Schellow
Infestation (2009)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin
Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Father Brown brings back a stolen painting. Later he examines the mysterious death of a castle owner.

Director: Axel von Ambesser
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Rudolf Forster, Grit Boettcher
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Landlord Kohlhiesl has two daughters that couldn't be more different: Lisel, the older one, is a clumsy fellow. Gretel on the other side is pretty and charming. Gretel wants to marry, but ... See full summary »

Director: Axel von Ambesser
Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Helmut Schmid, Dietmar Schönherr
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Paul Hubschmid ...
Bernhard Wicki ...
Paul Frank
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
Roland Kaiser ...
Helge Frank / Pips
Rudolf Platte ...
Edgar Stephan
Werner Finck ...
Dr. Julius Wayer
Erwin Linder ...
Veit Lauffer
Traute Carlsen ...
Tante Marie Berner
Gisela Peltzer ...
Lucie Krämer
Peter Franck ...
Film Producer, Dr. Krämer
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ...
Old Man from Heidelberg
Maria Sebaldt ...
Grace, American Tourist
Marianne Hediger ...
Heidi Lauffer
Sibylle von Gymnich ...
Rosi Berner
Edit

Storyline

Juliane Thomas is an ambitious but unemployed young writer. After breaking up with her lover she works at a dentist friend to make ends meet. One day she instantly falls in love with one of the patients (Jean Berner) and promptly writes a movie script about the encounter in which she projects her own fantasies about how things will turn out eventually. By coincidence this movie script is picked up by a film director who happens to be Berner's closest friend and from then on things become very complicated... Written by Stefan Kahrs <smk@dcs.ed.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1957 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Affairs of Julie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Klangfilm-Magnetocord-Eurocord)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hitchcock-actress Anny Ondra and her husband, boxer Max Schmeling, can be seen as guests at producer Kremer's dinner party. See more »

Quotes

Old Man from Heidelberg: With a good story, it isn't important if it really happened.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ja, ja die Liebe in der Schweiz
Performed by Die Drei Peheiros
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
ONE OF KÄUTNER'S BEST IN THE 50'S
2 October 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Helmut Käutner adapted the jolly novelette by Barbara Noack into a lighthearted and joyful romantic comedy with witty dialogue in the very good script. First viewing and an only rudimentary knowledge of the German cinema of the 50's may let the viewer escape all the niceties of the film. Noack's novelette partly takes place within the German film industry and Käutner expanded this premise to satirize the making of the same film, giving him the opportunity to mock the reigning laws within the German cinema. Furthermore he enriched the story by making the lead character into a more independent woman than in the novel.

Quite some though friendly, but always clear scoffing at the average sugar sweet German films of the 50's is going on. In the scene where the possibilities of filming the script are discussed a little statue of a deer is in the picture: the Bambi was a German film prize. Sonja Ziemann, regular in the Heimatfilm, at one moment says: That is what the people always want to see. Even a standard scene in genre Mountain film like the meeting of the girl and her two suitors in an Alpine hut, is taken care of. Käutner does not spare himself too; he always had a bit part for himself in his films and in this one he is a journalist saying to Bernhard Wicki (who plays the film director(!) very well): "I am against directors playing in their own films".

Käutner's direction is immaculate and I consider this stylish comedy one of his best films of the 50's and to be preferred to the film "Hauptmann von Köpenick" (made in 1956, just before this one) that gave him international recognition. The very good cinematography of Heinz Pehlke (his first in colour) in combination with the fine set and costume design make it a visually rewarding film as well. The music and songs by Michael Jary (text probably by Käutner) add to the enjoyment.

The cast is good and Liselotte Pulver is extremely well as Juliana and Paul Hubschmidt is well type-cast as the boring Swiss. And of course there could have been only one actor for the fictive part of Herr Uri: Rudolf Platte, who again only has a bit part but plays it like he has to carry the film. Anny Ondra and Max Schmeling have cameos.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Affairs of Julie (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?