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The Dream of Lieschen Mueller (1961)

Der Traum von Lieschen Müller (original title)
| Comedy, Musical | 1963 (USA)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonja Ziemann ... Lieschen Müller
Martin Held ... Dr. Schmidt
Cornelia Froboess ... Anni
Helmut Griem ... Jan
Peter Weck ... Paul
Georg Thomalla ... Reporter
Wolfgang Neuss Wolfgang Neuss ... Chauffeur
Karl Schönböck ... Hotelchef
Bruno Fritz Bruno Fritz ... Bankdirektor Mayer
Jo Herbst Jo Herbst ... 3. Sekretär
Herbert Weissbach Herbert Weissbach ... Bankpförtner
Ilse Pagé Ilse Pagé ... Evchen
Hans Hessling Hans Hessling ... Onkel Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinrich Gies Heinrich Gies
Walter Giller ... Autograph hunter
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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy-End im siebten Himmel See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Divina-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Three of the biggest German stars of the 50s, Ruth Leuwerik, Hardy Krueger and Walter have a tiny cameo appearance as crazy fans who ask the main character for an autograph. See more »

Soundtracks

Ein kleines Einfamilienhaus ...
lyrics: Helmut Käutner & Willibald Eser
music: Bernhard Eichhorn
music arrangement: Michel Legrand
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Fun period piece from West Germany
8 January 2011 | by popvoidSee all my reviews

Der Traum von Lieschen Müller is the story of a young woman who works at a bank. Her job is mundane, and she wishes for something better in life. One evening, she falls asleep at work, and is transported to the world of her dreams, where she has unlimited wealth and can do whatever she wants. But will she find happiness? This film is similar in structure to The Wizard of Oz: the dream sequences are in color while the "real" world is black & white, and the people she meets in her everyday life reappear in new roles in her dream world. ("Lieschen Müller" is a German slang term for an average woman. Somewhere between "Susie Homemaker" and "Jane Doe.") Der Traum von Lieschen Müller is by no means a great movie, but it is a fun movie. The color sequences are reminiscent of the work of Frank Tashlin; that is, vivid and very much a product of their times. Director Helmut Käutner has a lot of fun with this film, using nearly every film trick in the book to tell the story. The sets and costumes are properly amazing, and the song numbers, while dated and a little corny, are enjoyable nonetheless.

If you feel like taking a trip back in time to the early sixties, this is an easy way to do it.


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