“The Girl of My Dreams” ( Die Frau meiner Träume, lit.— “The Woman of My Dreams ”) is a 1944 German color musical film directed by Georg Jacobi .
|The girl of my dreams|
|Die Frau Meiner Träume|
|In the main|
|Marika Ryokk |
|Film company||Universum Film AG|
|A country||Third Reich|
At the end of the war, he was among the captured films in the USSR, was rented and enjoyed great success: its turnover per copy amounted to 103.9 million viewers with no advertising at all . According to film critic Maya Turovskaya , the popularity of the film testified to "the most acute shortage of normal well-being, the European standard of living, and finally, the erotic value of a woman." The film was criticized by party organs for ideological alienation  .
In the story, pop star musicals Julia Koester (played by Marika Ryokk ) quarrels with her impresario, leaves the theater and leaves for the train. However, the insidious impresario forbids her maid to leave things in the carriage, and the singer, who was left without a ticket and baggage, accidentally leaves a train station in the mountains, where there are only two mining engineers from all the inhabitants, while leaving the train for a minute. While one of them (Walter Müller) is crazy about the beauty, the second (Wolfgang Luxhi) is very annoyed by the free-style manners of the diva. However, gradually he replaces anger with mercy, and after the prima donna returns to the city, he suddenly realizes that it was a woman of his fate. The finale - traditional for vaudeville - is a great mutual love, plus many songs and dances performed by Marika Ryokk.
From the film shot in the penultimate year of the war , when many in Germany were already thinking about its outcome, details reminiscent of war and politics were intentionally removed. Only once, catch a glimpse of the symbol of the Nazi regime: an eagle with a swastika in its claws , and then only in the form of an emblem on the top of the cap of a railway employee giving a signal to leave the train (this moment lasts no more than two seconds)  . True, the war is noticeable in the context of the film: there are few men of military age in the frame; the plot implies the action of the system of normalized distribution of food products (the impresario and the main lady of the main character cannot buy any food in the station buffet, except for a piece of cheese, due to its absence), etc.
- In the Soviet box office of the late 1940 - early 1950s. the film came with the original German soundtrack, with Russian subtitles, with the screensaver “This film is taken as a trophy” and with the restriction “Children under 16 are not allowed”  .
- The opening song, “At night, a man is reluctantly lonely ...” was cut out at all for some years. Scenes were also cut out where the main character dances a cancan, bathes in a barrel, etc. The demonstration at different times of different versions of the film in variety and duration generated among Soviet viewers the legend that the film in its full version supposedly lasted about four hours, which is the main the heroine in some scenes appeared completely naked, etc.  .
- Although Marika was expecting a child at that time, it was impossible to refuse to shoot with the already chosen nature. The shooting took place in Prague. In Aleksandrov ’s film “ Spring ”, Orlova taped the tap on the same floor as Marika Ryokk: the films were shot in one pavilion - when the film crew of Grigory Alexandrov arrived there, there were still sets of “Girls ...”  .
- It is a widely held misconception that Mikhail Romm called Ryokk “the main star of Hitler’s movie” and “sex cat” in “ Ordinary Fascism ”  .
- The second popularity in the USSR came to the film due to the fact that it is mentioned in the 6th series of the cinema series “ Seventeen Moments of Spring ” as a film that Stirlitz could not tolerate, while some of its fragments are shown  . In the 2009 colorized version, fragments of the movie “Girl of My Dreams” were left in black and white, which contradicts the original.
- Tanis K. A. Trophy cinema in the USSR in the 1940-1950s: on the history of the formation of the phenomenon. European University, St. Petersburg, 2018
- V. Zalessky PRIMADONNA REICH Archival copy of October 20, 2011 on the Wayback Machine
- Marika Rökk - biography, information, personal life, photos, video (Russian) . Date of treatment February 21, 2017.
- German actress Marika Reck from "Girls of My Dreams" spied on the USSR , NEWSru.com . Date of appeal March 15, 2018.