Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944)

Directed by: Helmut Käutner
Produced by: Hans Tost
Written by: Helmut Käutner and
Richard Nicolas
Music by: Werner Eisbrenner
Cinematography: Werner Krien
Edited by: Anneliese Schönnenbeck
Distributed by: Deutsche Filmvertriebs (DFV)
Release dates: 15 December 1944
Running time: 111 minutes
Country: German Reich
Language: German

Starring:

Hans Albers: Hannes Kroeger
Ilse Werner: Gisa Häuptlein
Hans Söhnker: Willem
Hilde Hildebrand: Anita
Gustav Knuth: Fiete
Günther Lüders: Jens
Ilse Fürstenberg: Gisa’s mother
Ethel Reschke: Margot
Erna Sellmer: Frau Kaasbohm
Kurt Wieschala: Jan
Helmut Käutner: Karl
Richard Nicolas: Admiral
Maria Besendahl: Frau Boergel
Justus Ott: Herr Wellenkamp
Gottlieb Reeck: Herr Puhlmann
Thea Thiele: Consul’s wife
Alfred Braun: Rundfunkreporter
Rudolf Koch-Riehl: Master of ceremonies
Karl-Heinz Peters: Postman
Erwin Loraino: Sailor

Soundtrack:

Hans Albers – “Auf der Reeperbahn”
Hilde Hildebrand – “Beim ersten Mal, da tut’s noch weh”
Hans Albers – “La Paloma”
Hans Albers – “Nein, ich kann Dich nicht vergessen”
Hans Albers – “Schön ist die Liebe im Hafen”
Hans Albers – “Was kann es denn schöneres geben”
Hans Albers – “Wenn ein Seemann mal nach Hamburg kommt”

Plot:

 

Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (Great Freedom No. 7) is a 1944 German musical drama film directed by Helmut Käutner. It was named after Große Freiheit (grand freedom), a street next to Hamburg’s Reeperbahn road in the St. Pauli red light district.

The film tells the story of the blond “singing sailor” Hannes Kröger (played by Hans Albers) who works in a St. Pauli club – address: Große Freiheit 7 – and falls in love with a girl played by Ilse Werner. But she prefers his friend Willem (Hans Söhnker) and Hannes returns to the sea.

Grosse Freiheit Nr.7

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