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A Summer You Will Never Forget (1959)

Ein Sommer, den man nie vergißt (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claus Biederstaedt ... Ernst Leuchtenthal
Antje Geerk ... Marianne
Karin Dor ... Christine von Auffenberg
Fita Benkhoff ... Therese Leuchtenthal
Heli Finkenzeller ... Mrs. Dr.Manning
Carl Wery Carl Wery ... Fürst Aufenberger
Alexander Golling ... Konsul Leuchtenthal
Eddi Arent ... Ruprecht
Helga Martin ... Anni
Benno Kusche Benno Kusche ... Dr. Bachmeier Tierarzt
Sascha Hehn ... Peter Bachmeier
Monika Fray Monika Fray
Anne-Marie Hanschke Anne-Marie Hanschke ... Miss Schleifer (as Annem. Hantschke)
Käthe Itter Käthe Itter
Gustl Weishappel Gustl Weishappel
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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 March 1962 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Tränen in deinen Augen See more »

Filming Locations:

Wörthersee, Carinthia, Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Astra Filmkunst See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tonsystem Klangfilm)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Titellied: Klaus Ogermann
Text: Hans Billian
Gesungen von Charlotte Bischoff
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THE FILM WILL BE SOON FORGOTTEN
9 August 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

The summer may not be forgotten, but this film will be before the summer is over. The so-so script still contained enough material for an entertaining melodrama, but in the as usual uninspired hands of Werner Jacobs a nothing more than dutiful and below average film is the outcome. As for the script: as said, a bunch of nice story telling ideas, but most of them not thought-out too well. For example: it should not have been the postman telling Marianne that letters from the US had arrived, she should have discovered these herself in the desk, which would have been a dramatically stronger solution (but probably needed a better actress).

I already more or less gave up the hope for a good film during the first 10 minutes during which the expose is done by way of a radio-reporter interviewing and thereby introducing some of the main characters (talk, talk, talk). Boring cast, plain cinematography (Jacobs seems afraid of close-up shots) and terrible Z-grade Mantovani-like music at moments of tension or passion (and I use the terms lightly) add to the tedium. What more is there to say? Maybe this: if you want to learn something about breeding chinchillas, the first 20 minutes or so should be of interest.


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