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Marie-Louise (1944)

Approved | | Drama | 12 November 1945 (USA)
Marie-Louise is a 1944 Swiss German and French language Swiss film directed by Leopold Lindtberg and an uncredited Franz Schnyder. The film, distributed in the U.S. by Arthur Mayer and ... See full summary »

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Leopold Lindtberg, Hermann Haller (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josiane Hegg Josiane Hegg ... Marie-Louise Fleury
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Direktor Rüegg / Director Rüegg
Margrit Winter Margrit Winter ... Anna Rüegg
Anne-Marie Blanc Anne-Marie Blanc ... Heidi Rüegg
Armin Schweizer Armin Schweizer ... Lehrer Bänninger / Teacher Bänninger
Mathilde Danegger Mathilde Danegger ... Päuli
Fred Tanner Fred Tanner ... Robert Scheibli
Emil Gerber Emil Gerber ... Ernst Schwarzenbach
Bernard Ammon Bernard Ammon ... André
Germaine Tournier Germaine Tournier ... Frau Fleury / Mrs. Fleury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bichler Robert Bichler
Friedrich Braun Friedrich Braun
Gottlieb Büchi Gottlieb Büchi
Pauline Carton ... Frau Gilles / Mrs. Gilles
Walburga Gmür Walburga Gmür
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Marie-Louise is a 1944 Swiss German and French language Swiss film directed by Leopold Lindtberg and an uncredited Franz Schnyder. The film, distributed in the U.S. by Arthur Mayer and Joseph Burstyn, was the first foreign language film ever to win an Academy Award, receiving the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

Release Date:

12 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Livets Parade See more »

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Praesens-Film See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This film won the Best Writing, Original Screenplay Oscar for its only Academy Award nomination. See more »

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"War is not healthy for children...."
18 September 2006 | by rosej-1See all my reviews

This must have been the first movie I ever saw. It was showing at a small art house theater in New Haven Connecticut. Marie-Louise was mesmerizing to the eyes of a five year old. The Second World War affected the lives of our family and of all our neighbors but not in the cataclysmic way of families all over Europe. After more than 60 years this affecting wartime story of a child's escape by train, desperately trying to protect one cherished keepsake, is still powerfully vivid to me. The next two films I recall were Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North, and Man of Aran. I've recently seen both of those again. I wish Marie-Louise were available today.


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