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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 Hertha Thiele ... Manuela von Meinhardis
Ellen Schwanneke Ellen Schwanneke ... Ilse von Westhagen (as Ellen Schwannecke)
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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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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 November 1931 (Germany) See more »

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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.20 : 1
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The Nazi regime tried to burn all the copies of this movie. They couldn't. See more »

Quotes

Fraulein von Bernburg: You must come to your senses. You must recover, whatever it takes.
Manuela: Recover? From what?
Fraulein von Bernburg: You're not allowed to love me... so much.
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great film
28 March 2002 | by vm001kSee all my reviews

Mädchen in Uniform This was a very bold film. It presents the controversies of lesbianism, teacher-student relationships, and antifascism in Germany in the 30's. The acting is of great quality. You don't need to know German to understand what's going on, even with out the subtitles. I find it interesting that feminine sexual powers are used throughout the film. The beloved teacher, Fräulein von Bernburg, uses her sexual powers to win the affection of the children, keeping them in check. During rehearsals for a play, one of the girls is told to use her feminine powers (to be more seductive) to play her part. Sex appeal is also mentioned in describing a movie star. The antifascism isn't blatant in the film, but in the opening scene, we see soldiers marching and then the schoolgirls marching, hinting at the hidden meaning. This film has a place in history and is worth seeing.


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