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Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 27 November 1931 (Germany)
At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

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Christa Winsloe (screenplay), Friedrich Dammann (screenplay) (as F.D. Andam) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emilia Unda Emilia Unda ... Oberin des Stifts
Dorothea Wieck ... Frl. von Bernburg
Hedwig Schlichter Hedwig Schlichter ... Frl. von Kesten
Hertha Thiele ... Manuela von Meinhardis
Ellen Schwanneke Ellen Schwanneke ... Ilse von Westhagen (as Ellen Schwannecke)
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Storyline

German film in which a sensitive girl is sent to an all-girls boarding school and develops a romantic attachment to one of her teachers. One of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality. Written by Black Francis <jsh0009@jove.acs.unt.edu>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 November 1931 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Maedchen in Uniform See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The Nazi regime tried to burn all the copies of this movie. They couldn't. See more »

Quotes

Eldegard: My mother says I mustn't be weak. The Fatherland needs people of steel.
Friend: My mother spent four years here too. Doesn't she remember how awful it is?
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Remade as Mädchen in Uniform (1958) See more »

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Fantastic
6 July 2003 | by ctjones-1See all my reviews

Beautifully filmed. By turns touching, funny, and painfully sad.

It is definitely a classic. A wonderful story for the gay/lesbian audience, and anti-authoritarian to anyone else who's interested. Wonderful artistic depiction of the characters.

Besides, Dorothea Wieck really is hot.


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