Fritz and Friederike

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Fritz and Friederike
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German Fritz und Friederike
Directed by Géza von Bolváry
Written byFelix Lützkendorf
Produced by Heinrich Jonen
Starring Liselotte Pulver
Albert Lieven
Margarete Haagen
CinematographyTed Kornowicz
Herbert Körner
Edited by Ilse Voigt
Music by Lotar Olias
Distributed byEuropa-Filmverleih
Release date
  • 25 September 1952 (1952-09-25)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Fritz and Friederike (German : Fritz und Friederike) is a 1952 West German comedy film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Liselotte Pulver, Albert Lieven, and Margarete Haagen. [1] It was made at the Wiesbaden Studios in Hesse. [2] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Heinrich Beisenherz and Alfred Bütow.



Mönchheim, owner of a riding school, had his ward Friederike raised to become a "Fritz" according to strictly male standards. This female Fritz can ride horses and is adept at fencing, swearing and drinking. He even wins a chase race against cavalry officer Henry de Voss.

With a heavy heart Friederike is then sent to a girls' boarding school by her uncle. There she causes all sorts of confusion and flees disguised as a boy. She smuggles herself into a barracks of the operetta-like Sonn-Schein-Armee, which, among other things, is equipped with individual women's service. There she meets her tournament opponent again, who falls in love with her when he accidentally sees her in women's clothing. He sees through their game and puts them in a number of tricky situations. So Friederike discovers her feminine side after all, so that her lover can win her over completely.


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  2. Knop p.143