Widower with Five Daughters

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Widower with Five Daughters
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German film poster
German Witwer mit 5 Töchtern
Directed by Erich Engels
Written by
Cinematography Willy Winterstein
Edited by Martha Dübber
Music by Heino Gaze
Deutsche Film Hansa
Distributed byDeutsche Film Hansa
Release date
  • 6 September 1957 (1957-09-06)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Widower with Five Daughters (German : Witwer mit 5 Töchtern) is a 1957 West German comedy film directed by Erich Engels and starring Heinz Erhardt, Susanne Cramer and Helmuth Lohner. [1]


The art directors Dieter Bartels and Paul Markwitz designed the film's sets. It was shot at Gottingen Studios, with location shooting at Berlepsch Castle near Witzenhausen.


A father has brought up his five daughters alone since the death of his wife, while also administering a castle which is now owned by an American. He sometimes receives the help of a local woman, leading to the mixed reactions of his daughters as they consider her as a prospective new mother.


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  1. Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York, NY: Berghahn Books. p. 113. ISBN   1571816550. JSTOR   j.ctt1x76dm6.