Maedchen in Uniform

Critics Consensus

Beautifully filmed and performed, Mäedchen in Uniform avoids easy melodrama with its sensitive handling of oft-sensationalized subject matter.

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User Ratings: 704

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Movie Info

After the death of her mother, teenage Manuela (Hertha Thiele) is sent off to a boarding school run by the autocratic Fräulein von Nordeck (Emilia Unda). Initially withdrawn from the other girls due to her grief and anger at being sent away, Manuela is drawn out of her shell by the beautiful and sympathetic young teacher Elizabeth von Bernburg (Dorothea Wieck). But when Manuela's fondness for her teacher turns into a romantic attachment, it becomes a school-wide scandal.

Cast & Crew

Hertha Thiele
Manuela von Meinhardis
Dorothea Wieck
Fräulein von Bernburg
Emilia Unda
The Principal
Christoe Winsloe
Writer
Hansom Milde-Meißner
Original Music
Reimar Kuntze
Cinematographer
Franz Weihmayr
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Critic Reviews for Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform)

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (42)

  • No outline of the story could attempt to convey a sense of the adroitness with which the producers have caught the schoolgirl spirit that bubbles even under such repressive conditions, the naturalness of manner revealed by the youthful players.

    December 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It is acted and directed with forceful simplicity, and is a strong example of Germany's return to assurance in the talkie field.

    November 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The conclusion is highly satisfying. And indeed the whole picture is extremely interestingly done as to continuity, performances and direction.

    November 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • I found no suggestion of anything scandalous about this cinema's subject matter, and that its "sensationalism " lies solely in the marvelously natural acting, keen direction, and superb camera work that make it a photoplay gem among gems.

    November 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The abyss of false sentimentality on the one side and downright unpleasantness on the other wait hungrily for one mistake, but Leontine Sagan, the director, avoids them both magnificently.

    November 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It is a simple picture, as great as it is simple.

    November 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform)

  • Jun 18, 2010
    This film is not about sex among lesbian schoolgirls. No "hot girl on girl action". It's a touching story of a lonely teenage girl who develops a crush on her older female teacher. Very well-made, as most 1930s German films are, IMHO. Haven't seen it in years, and when/if I get to see it again, I'll write a more complete review.
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