Watching the DVD of Henry Koster’s FRAULEIN (1958) from 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives was one of my most frustrating classic film viewing experiences in recent memory. You can read all about it in my review at Cinema Sentries.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of stars Dana Wynter, Mel Ferrer, Theodore Bikel, Dolores Michaels, Maggie Hayes, James Edwards, and Luis Van Rooten to whet your appetite.
Mel Ferrer and Dana Wynter “meet cute.”
A Russian general (Theodore Bikel) serenades the woman he attempts to rape in the movie. Ah, publicity shots!
Blonde stunner Dolores Michaels gets third billing, though she doesn’t have much to do. I wonder if she was somebody’s girlfriend?
I watched the movie two times, and I have no idea who these guys are.
Maggie Hayes secretly wishes she had long hair.
American soldiers save Erika (Dana Wynter) from a creep who is trying to pimp her out.
Dolores Michels smokes in every scene she’s in. Seriously, was she dating Zanuck? I bet she was.
Mel Ferrer asks Dana Wynter for her autograph.
Her father dies, her cousin is murdered, she’s forced into prostitution, her fiance loses his arm and rejects her, and her country is defeated in war. And yet, everything ends happily for Erika! Such is Hollywood.