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Kinderarzt Dr. Fröhlich (1972)

A young woman pharmacist, Eva, is very friendly with a children's doctor, Dr. Fröhlich. Eva's small nephew Peter lives with her and she is often thought to be his mother. A number of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Black ...
Dr. Hannes Fröhlich
Georg Thomalla ...
Dr. Guido Zwiesel
Heidi Hansen ...
Eva Holm
Ralf Wolter ...
Notar Fritz Pfeiffer
Ruth Stephan ...
Ernst H. Hilbich ...
Herr Knäblein
Hans Kraus ...
Hansi Bichler (as Hansi Kraus)
Heinrich Schweiger ...
Professor Dr. Rodenburg
Erni Mangold ...
Thussy Zwiesel
Rainer Basedow ...
Patient Mathis
Gretl Schörg ...
Heimleiterin Frau Zumbusch
Ingrid Kelemen ...
Clarissa Rodenburg
Ilse Hanel ...
Frau Friedenreich
Tanja Gruber ...
Isolde Stiegler ...


A young woman pharmacist, Eva, is very friendly with a children's doctor, Dr. Fröhlich. Eva's small nephew Peter lives with her and she is often thought to be his mother. A number of amusing and more serious misunderstandings arise from this situation... Written by <AExacoustos@arri.de>

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16 March 1972 (West Germany)  »

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When Dr. Fröhlich writes the prescriptions to ask how the boy was, there is already writing on the supposedly fresh pile of prescription notes. See more »


Josefa: [welcomes Hannes] Hansi, yes, Hansi
Dr. Hannes Fröhlich: No, not Hansi. I'm Hannes.
Josefa: For me you stay Hansi.
Dr. Hannes Fröhlich: [Hannes' last name 'Fröhlich' translates into German as Happy] Happy.
Josefa: What?
Dr. Hannes Fröhlich: My name is Happy.
Josefa: Yes. Hansi is a happy name.
Dr. Hannes Fröhlich: My last name!
Josefa: No. Bichler is not happy.
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Eine Rose schenk ich dir
Written by Werner Twardy and Lilibert
Produced by Hans Bertram
Performed by Roy Black
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I only liked (some of) the music
13 July 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Kinderarzt (Pediatrician) Dr. Fröhlich" is a West German 90-minute film from 1972, so this one will have its 45th anniversary next year. It has sound and is in color and it's one of the films that made Roy Black the star that he was here in Germany in the 1970s. But there are more known names in the cast here, such as Hansi Kraus, Georg Thomalla and Ralf Wolter from the Winnetou films. And even female lead actress Heidi Hansen was somewhat known back then unlike today. This film is a mix of comedy, drama and music, but the only aspect from these genres that worked somehow was the music. "Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein" and "Ave Maria" were nice to listen to, but for these it was not enough either to sit through anything else and you can always listen to the songs without watching the film. Acting was so-so, writing was really embarrassing, especially when the film tried to make a dramatic impact. You can't even really blame Black. Sure he wasn't great, but almost nobody could have made the material work here I guess. It's just another example of how the majority of German movies weren't good in the 1970s and if this is what people liked and wanted to see more of back then, then I am pretty happy about our generation's taste in films. I do not recommend the watch.

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