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When the White Lilacs Bloom Again (1953)

Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht (original title)
Married couple Willy and Therese go separate ways. Willy leaves town and returns years later as a famous singer. But Therese is about to marry her best friend Peter. Little does Willy know that he and Therese have a now teen-aged daughter.

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Hans Deppe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willy Fritsch ... Willy Forster
Magda Schneider ... Therese Forster
Romy Schneider ... Evchen Forster (as Romy Schneider-Albach)
Hertha Feiler ... Ellen
Paul Klinger ... Peter Schroeder
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Professor Mutzbauer
Trude Wilke-Roßwog Trude Wilke-Roßwog ... Frau Möslein
Götz George ... Klaus
Nina von Porembsky Nina von Porembsky ... Barbara
Erika Block Erika Block ... Lieselotte
Erna Haffner Erna Haffner ... Frau Kühn
Liselotte Köster Liselotte Köster ... Solotänzerin
Jockel Stahl Jockel Stahl ... Solotänzer (as Jockl Stahl)
Egon Kaiser Egon Kaiser ... Himself and his solists
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Storyline

Married couple Willy and Therese go separate ways. Willy leaves town and returns years later as a famous singer. But Therese is about to marry her best friend Peter. Little does Willy know that he and Therese have a now teen-aged daughter.

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Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 November 1953 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilas blancs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Berolina See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Neroberghotel was mostly constructed with wood, it was destroyed by two fires in the late 80ies and then demolished. Only the part of the look-out tower that was build in stone could be rescued and is still existing. See more »

Quotes

Peter Schroeder: So... and does Willy already know?
Therese Forster: No. By the way, he hasn't changed at all.
Peter Schroeder: Ah. Well, neither did you, Therese.
Therese Forster: What do you mean?
Peter Schroeder: Well. You aren't none the wiser.
[pause]
Peter Schroeder: Well, maybe it was a good thing that he arrived before our wedding.
Therese Forster: You are so enigmatic today. I don't understand you at all.
Peter Schroeder: Then think about it, Therese.
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Soundtracks

Stunden voller Seligkeiten
Music by Franz Deolle
Lyrics by Fed Ignor
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Heimatfilm with a twist
21 November 2005 | by george-102See all my reviews

This has everything you expect from German films from the 1950s, with lavish song routines, chocolate-box German scenery, and a setting in a 1920s/1930s Germany as it might have been with no Great Depression and no Adolf Hitler. But, though I can't give more details because of the risk of spoiling the plot, it stands out because of its unusual take on divorce. The ending is definitely not what I thought it was going to be, and must have shocked many in the original audience.

The film is also notable for the acting of two characters. The actress Romy Schneider, here in an important supporting role, would later come to be one of Germany's best-loved actresses, for example when she played the title role in Sissi. But most interesting was the actress who played Willy's manager, who I think must be Ellen (Hertha Feiler), who adopts a deliberately "modern" style, and is largely responsible for frustrating the ending one might have expected.


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