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Mädchen in Uniform [videorecording] / Home Vision ; Janus Films ; [screenplay by Christa Winsloe and F.D. Andam ; produced by Carl Froelich] ; Regie, Leontine Sagan.

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  • ISBN: 0780014642
  • ISBN: 9780780014640
  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 86 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Home Vision Cinema : [1987]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the play: Gestern und Heute / by Christa Winsloe.
Originally produced as a motion picture by Deutsche Film Gemeinschaft in 1931.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHIS-223 (Cinema in Hitler's German) (Gary Miller).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Reimar Kuntze; music, Hanson Milde-Meissner.
Participant or Performer Note:
Emilia Unda (Oberin des Mädchenstifts), Dorothea Wieck (Fraulein von Bernburg), Hedwig Schlichter (Fraulein von Kesten), Hertha Thiele (Manuela von Meinhardis), Ellen Schwannecke (Ilse von Westhagen).
Summary, etc.:
Living in the prison-like confines of a Prussian boarding school for the daughters of army officers, a young girl finds herself choked by the institution's strict regimentation and rigid discipline. Under the unbending rule of a matriarchal staff, she falls in love with the school's only caring teacher. When the principal finds out about the affair, her harsh, cruel punishment drives the girl to the brink of suicide.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
In German with English subtitles; new translation c1978.
Subject: Children of military personnel > Education > Germany > Drama.
Lesbian youth > German > Drama.
Women > Education > Germany > Drama.
Feature films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, German

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