Dana Wynter
Director: Henry Koster Cast: Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
, Mel Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
, Dolores Michaels
Dolores Michaels
Henry Koster

DVD (Full Frame)



About the only perils that heroine Dana Wynter avoids in Fraulein are being tied to the buzzsaw and chased across the ice by bloodhouds. Wynter plays a German girl of genteel upbringing who is forced to wake up and smell the coffee when her family is killed in a WW2 air raid. She helps American officer Mel Ferrer escapes the Gestapo, then must figure out a way to elude her Russian Army captors, headed by Theodore Bikel (who later ruefully commented that more people remembered him for this film than for anything else). Escaping to the American sector of Berlin, Wynter naively registers herself as a prostitute, leading to a daunting series of tribulations. The upshot of all this is that German officer Helmut Dantine lusts after Dana because of what he thinks she is, while American officer Ferrer loves her because he knows deep down that she's not what she's supposed to be. Filmed on location, Fraulein was based on a novel by James McGowan.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2012
UPC: 0024543810520
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Wynter Erika Angermann
Mel Ferrer Foster MacLain
Dolores Michaels Lori
Maggie Hayes lt. Berdie Dubbin
Theodore Bikel Dmitri
Luis Van Rooten Fritz Graubach
Helmut Dantine Hugo
Herbert Berghof Karl
James Edwards Corp. S. Hanks
Ivan Triesault Professor Angermann
Blandine Ebinger Berta Graubach
Jack Kruschen Grischa
Maggie Hayes Lt. Berdie Dubbin

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Leland Fuller Art Director
Walter Reisch Producer
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Leo Townsend Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Mary Wills Costumes/Costume Designer

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